By Ron Cochran The month of December started on a very good note with signing up new members and administrating the Oath of Obligation to our Brothers and Sister working for Utility Partners of America (UPA) on the SMUD AMI project in Sacramento. This was followed by a two-day Linemen Safety seminar in Vacaville, CA…. [Read More]
Local 1245 has scheduled OSHA 10 classes for the second Saturday and partial Sunday of the month for the first 10 months of 2010. The classes will be held at IBEW Local 1245 Weakley Hall in Vacaville. Contact the Local 1245 Dispatch office if you are interested. The number is 707-452-2722. Ralph Armstrong Business Representative… [Read More]
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]