More than 40 gas safety stewards from PG&E and NV Energy came together at the IBEW 1245 union hall on Sept 27 for the annual Control the Pressure Gas Safety Summit. IBEW Local 77 also sent Assistant Business Manager Mike Brown and two gas employees to observe and take back information on the CTP program… [Read More]
I rarely, if ever, remember the weather conditions when I turn in at night. But I remember them last October — Sunday, Oct. 8, to be exact. The winds that night in Vacaville were fierce, literally howling. I thought to myself that we would be lucky to get through the night without losing power, but surprisingly, we never… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 members employed at the City of Ukiah have unanimously approved a new MOU by a vote of 14-0. The City Council also approved the agreement, which was reached after four days of bargaining. The new agreement includes general wage increases of 4% in 2018, 3% in 2019 and 3% in 2020, with… [Read More]
The climate is changing, and our energy infrastructure needs to change with it. That’s why IBEW 1245 spearheaded the passage of comprehensive wildfire legislation in California this year, in order to protect our communities, our members, and our state from the devastating effects of the wildfires that we’ve now come to accept as the “new… [Read More]
Out of nowhere, it came. Deregulation. Upending our electricity, raising rates, stomping on regulations in a frenzy of chaos and destruction. But never fear, Nevada. We can stop this menace with one simple act. Vote NO on Question 3. Vote to keep our cheap, reliable energy intact. Stop deregulation! Save Nevada’s energy future!
IBEW 1245 Staff Organizer Fred Ross Jr received the Sacramento Central Labor Council’s coveted organizing award at the Labor Council’s Annual “Salute to Labor” Awards Dinner. The award is named for Ross’ own father, Fred Ross Sr, who worked closely with Cesar Chavez and helped organize farm workers for many decades. IBEW 1245 Business Manager… [Read More]
Nestled deep in California’s El Dorado National Forest lies the Upper American River Project (UARP) – a large-scale hydroelectric development that is capable of providing the Sacramento region with up to 20 percent of its peak load. The UARP consists of 9 powerhouses and 11 reservoirs within a series of dams that stretch along the… [Read More]
If someone in your family is planning to attend a university, community college, line school, or trade/vocational school next fall, now is the time to apply for one of IBEW 1245’s five scholarships!
After contentious negotiations that ended in mediation, the IBEW 1245 members at Yuba County Water Agency ratified a newly negotiated successor MOU on August 30, 2018 by a vote of 18-4. The Board approved the MOU on September 4. The new agreement includes a 3.25% general wage increase the went into effect at the beginning… [Read More]
As a PG&E troubleman, IBEW 1245 member Justin Biondini knows that no two days are alike. But the call he received on July 21 to respond to a power outage was anything but typical. Biondini covers a large service territory that includes his hometown of Fortuna, which is a rural area with a population of… [Read More]