Former congresswoman Hilda Solis returned to California on March 16 in her new role as US Secretary of Labor—and the state’s union leaders loved every minute of it. Solis was greeted as a hero during her appearance at the Legislative Conference of the California Labor Federation, attended by IBEW Local 1245 President Mike Davis and… [Read More]
For all the opposition about taxing the wealthy back to pre-Bush levels, it’s interesting to take note that during the 1950’s and ’60s, it took one income in a family to provide home ownership, raise kids, send them to college, have affordable health care and even buy a new car once in awhile. Both corporations… [Read More]
Local 1245 member Peter (Pete) Tololi, 36, died March 24 in a workplace accident in Firebaugh, CA. Brother Tololi, a member of IBEW Local 1245 since 2007, was a PG&E Apprentice Lineman in Area 5. He was fatally injured when he fell from a pole while maneuvering around a cross-arm, according to a preliminary investigation. Local… [Read More]
Unit 3812, Vacaville, has a new chairman, Pat Colip. The recorder is Joe Stockel. Darryl Norris, Business Rep.
Unit 1111, Fresno. The name of the restaurant where this unit meets has changed. The old name was Jimenez Mexican Grill, 6561 N. Blackstone in Fresno. The new name is Rivas. The address has not changed. Mike Grill, Business Rep.
Unit 3111, Eureka, has a new location: Babe’s Pizza & Pasta, 4015 Walnut Dr. in Eureka. The meeting time is still 6 pm. Roy Runnings, Business Rep.
Beginning March 3, Business Manager Tom Dalzell will be holding Shop Steward meetings across PG&E’s service territory to provide an overview on the benefits re-opener and answer any questions you may have. The meetings will run about an hour, and in order to attend, you must receive approval from your Supervisor. Below is the schedule… [Read More]
The Santa Rosa Chapter of the IBEW Local 1245 Retirees Club unanimously re-elected all of its officers to a new term at the monthly meeting on Feb. 3. Re-elected were Larry Mead as Unit Chairman, Dave Santori as Vice Chairman, and Ken Rawles as Unit Recorder. Business Rep. Joe Osterlund reported to the group that… [Read More]
If you’re retiring, we’d like to know about it so that we can publish the news in the Utility Reporter. Currently PG&E is the only Local 1245 employer who automatically provides the union a list of newly-minted retirees. We’re trying to get the other employers to do likewise. In the meantime, if you’re a Local… [Read More]
Three Local 1245 members were finalists in the IBEW’s annual photo competition. Voting in the competition is now ended, but you can view the photos taken by our union’s three finalists below.