Canus, an Outside Construction employer, is seeking the following personnel: 12 gas mechanics and 4 Gas Inspectors. The union has temporarily exhausted its hiring hall lists. Any qualified person, such as PG&E retirees with relevant experience, can contact Canus directly for employment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Ron Cochran So, you ask, how’s the work? Well, better than we planned for. The dispatcher was deep into Book II for linemen one Friday in early October, and we still had one open call for an operator that we didn’t fill. We expect a slow down when the rains come. We have projects… [Read More]
By Ron Cochran Work remains slow, we expect a sharp increase in work between the first and second quarter of 2010. We do expect many new jobs in the AMI meter exchange business in the next few months. We have just signed a contract with UPA to replace 558, 000 electric meters on SMUD property… [Read More]
By Ron Cochran Republic ITS Contact Negotiations The Republic ITS contract has been completed. We reached the wage & benefit settlement 18 months ago, although there was a language issue over portability. These issues have all been resolved. San Francisco Trolley Agreement We work closely with IBEW Local 6 and SFNECA to share the jurisdiction. We agreed… [Read More]
Lineco plan participants can now get valuable information on-line at www.lineco.org. Plan participants can view personal information such as: § Current eligibility § Employee hours worked § Claims history, including explanation of benefits (EOBS) and all deductibles and plan maximums satisfied year to-date for both medical and dental. When you register to gain information on-line, you will be asked… [Read More]
By Ron Cochran We have found a vendor to complete the Groundman Flagger training online. This training can be completed through the Internet. The Cal-Nev JATC will be reimbursing students upon completion. We are holding OSHA ET&D 10-hour classes June 27 & 28. The Cal-Nev JATC supplied credentialed instructors to teach this course. These will… [Read More]
Hello Outside Line Members: We are launching the new 401K plan for the members working for contractors covered under the Outside Line Agreements. On July 8, 2009 we will have a presentation provided by the fund administrators Coast Benefits at our Unit Meeting at 1900 in Vacaville, Ca. This 401K product is available to you… [Read More]
The NECA contract negotiations went to impasse in April. There was an interim meeting scheduled on April 28. We made a lot of progress at this meeting and in the last hour talks failed. Contractually we are required to take our issues to the Council of Industry Relations (CIR) in Washington DC. That meeting was held on May… [Read More]