The head of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission says Monday’s announcement by Pacific Gas & Electric that it plans to file for bankruptcy protection has led the city to consider buying some of PG&E’s electricity distribution system.
National Grid workers who have been locked out can finally return to work. Two unions representing the more than 1,200 workers officially voted to approve a deal with National Grid Monday.
Every day since November 8th when the Camp Fire started, members of the labor union which I lead have been working to rebuild the gas and electric systems of Paradise, Magalia, and Concow. In the early hours of the fire they risked their lives to help evacuate those with no way to get out. Since… [Read More]
International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill, a transformative trade unionist who modernized and shepharded his beloved IBEW through one of the deepest and most painful recessions in history, died Saturday, Dec. 1. He was 81.
Diablo Canyon’s closure agreement was a result of workers, local policymakers, environmental advocates, utilities and regulators’ understanding that it was in no one’s interest to shut down the plant immediately, and in everyone’s best interest to build a long, seven-year runway.
California’s head utility regulator said Thursday he does not want utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to go bankrupt over escalating costs related to California’s record wildfire season, sending shares soaring in after-hours trading.
Crediting member-to-member outreach, Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245 reports that less than 1 percent of the 2,400 public employees it represents have stopped paying the agency fees that support bargaining unit work.
PG&E said that one of its contractors had sent a notification about upcoming work on a different transmission line than the one that is under scrutiny in connection with the Camp Fire.
With ballots still being counted in some races, this much is certain: At least 743 past and present union members will give voice to workers in statehouses, Congress and other political offices when new sessions convene in January.
In a stunning victory for IBEW 1245 members and the customers that they serve, the California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously approved an alternative proposed decision on modifying the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA). This newly adopted methodology will alleviate the unfair cost shifting that has plagued California’s energy marketplace for years. The PCIA is the fee… [Read More]