On April 24, 2017, IBEW Local 1245 and Local 47 reached a tentative agreement with Western Line Chapter of NECA. The IBEW negotiating committees made it clear that they wanted to see enhancements in retirement and medical, and we feel the tentative agreement achieved that goal. The total package is worth 15.7% over 5 years… [Read More]
WORK OUTLOOK In California, our members have been extremely busy because of multiple storms we’ve had, which have mainly been north of Santa Cruz. During one of the storms, a Lineman was burned due to electrical contact. This incident should serve as a reminder to stay vigilant, make sure of the circuit being worked on,… [Read More]
For nearly 50 years, the Oroville Dam has provided critical flood control, valuable hydroelectric power and essential irrigation as a key component of the California State Water Project. But in February of 2017, all of that changed, and the Dam quickly transformed from a powerful resource to a potential threat. After a series of massive… [Read More]
As usual, work slowed just a little as we closed out the previous year, with most of the membership and contractors taking a little time off after a busy 2016. The series of storms that swept through in January of 2017 changed that a bit, although we didn’t really see a big increase in man-hours,… [Read More]
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From its picturesque snow-covered vistas to its epic ski slopes, Lake Tahoe is the quintessential winter-time tourist destination. A big blizzard is generally a celebrated event in the Tahoe area, especially given the fact that the past few years have brought little snow to the mountains. But this winter, the extreme drought finally ended, and… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 will be hosting an OSHA 10 class Feb 3-4 at the union hall in Vacaville. Members who are interested in taking the class should contact Caitlin at (707) 452-2727. More information can be found here.
On December 3rd, Bubba Avery was honoured with the highest award that the Masons bestow, the Hiram award, and CCAR Charities wants to also recognize and thank him for the assistance he offered so freely to help the Butte Fire families.
The work outlook is very strong with dispatches at a high (1,780 as of October 1) and we have been experiencing several unfilled calls over the last couple of months. We also don’t anticipate any real slowdown in projected man-hours through the end of the year and have been told in some areas to expect… [Read More]
Cal-Nev JATC is currently seeking experienced qualified journeymen linemen to serve as instructors. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic individuals interested in training and apprentice education.