WORK OUTLOOK The work picture for Outside Line remained strong through the final days of 2015, and we are not anticipating much drop-off going into 2016. Forecasts predict a strong El Nino weather system and a wet winter. We do see this as a potential obstacle in some of this work, with the exception of… [Read More]
WORK OUTLOOK Work has remained strong with an overall increase throughout the jurisdiction, especially in transmission, over the last couple of months. As of Friday, October 23, 2015, we had 12 standing calls for journeyman linemen in California, all of which are transmission jobs. As we enter the fourth quarter of the year, we expect… [Read More]
WORK OUTLOOK Work outlook continues to remain steady in distribution, and we’re seeing some increases in transmission work in both California and Nevada. We have a total of 93 crews (62 electric crews and 32 civil crews) currently doing distribution work on PG&E property, spread out across the whole service area. Some of the electric… [Read More]
A crew for Par Electric was installing shunts on a 230 kv transmission line between Madera and Chowchilla when IBEW 1245 Business Representative Richard Ingle came by and snapped this photo on April 22. Shunts, which increase the ampacity of the line, are put on the deadends, suspension shoes, and splices on the line.
The California-Nevada J.A.T.C. is offering a crane certifying course and written test. The NCCCO process is made up into two parts, a written test and a practical test (practical test will be scheduled at a later date). Class date: June 8 -12, 2015 Test date: June 12, 2015 Time: 8:00 am Deadline to register 5/22/15… [Read More]
WORK OUTLOOK Work remains steady for this time of the year with not much change from last month. January’s numbers for PG&E show that there are currently 70 crews working on distribution projects; 46 are on electric projects and 24 are performing civil work. Transmission has several projects slated to go to bid. Substation projects… [Read More]
WORK OUTLOOK The first couple months of the year are usually slow, and 2015 is no different. There are a lot of projects going on, but for the most part, it’s the type of work that is done in the warmer months when it is easier to take outages. Construction season usually starts around April,… [Read More]
WORK OUTLOOK 2014 didn’t go out quietly; the end of the year brought in two big storms which required crews from all over to work through Christmas and New Years. The first storm brought a lot of rain and wind, while the second was more a cold and windy storm which downed trees and power… [Read More]
WORK OUTLOOK The work picture continues to look strong through the end of the year. We continue to run open calls in most classifications. however they generally get picked up by the end of the week. Open calls tend to effect all classifications with the exception of Groundman, which we have been getting into Book… [Read More]
Beginning January 2015, the membership dues for “A” members will increase of $1.00, from 33.00 to 34.00. Employers are already being notified of this change.