The Pre-Bargaining Committee met Feb. 19 at Weakley Hall to prepare for IBEW 1245’s general negotiations with Pacific Gas & Electric. The committee will be officially convened after proposals from members are received during March. In addition to proposals received in March, the committee will examine all proposals received during this same time last… [Read More]
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued a proposal by President Michael Picker that would penalize PG&E $1.6 billion in connection with the investigations of PG&E’s operations and practices related to gas transmission, including the pipeline rupture in San Bruno, Calif., in 2010.
As part of IBEW 1245’s ongoing effort to save more than 600 jobs at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the union, in conjunction with the Coalition of California Utility Employees (CUE), succeeded in blocking a legal petition that had the potential to needlessly close down Diablo Canyon. The environmental organization Friends of the Earth filed… [Read More]
March is the month for IBEW 1245 members at PG&E to submit proposals for bargaining. This year the union will bargain changes in all three major PG&E agreements: Physical, Clerical and Benefits. As always, these changes begin with you. You can submit your proposals at unit meetings, to members of the bargaining committee, or to… [Read More]
This week, the System Dispatchers and Senior System Dispatchers who work at PG&E facilities in San Francisco and Vacaville voted to join IBEW 1245. The election was certified by the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, February 10. The dispatchers first met to discuss the possibility of joining IBEW in July of 2014, and began… [Read More]
by Rebecca Band It started off as an ordinary work day for the PG&E General Construction line crew out of the North Bay. Little did they know that their CPR training was about to pay off in a big way for one terrified family and their tiny baby. IBEW 1245 members Facundo Ronquillo, Kjol Turner,… [Read More]
by IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell For the first time ever, PG&E’s bundled customers will have the option of getting solar power without putting panels on their roofs. PG&E is on the way to providing 33% renewable power by 2020. But what about customers that want to do more? Until now, the only truly “green” choice… [Read More]
I am writing today to address the notion that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy is planning to purchase PG&E. Last week, rumors began to swirl after one small, local paper ran a story that alluded to the possibility of Buffett being interested in PG&E. As far as I can tell, there is no truth behind that speculation –… [Read More]