PG&E Bargaining Update: April 21, 2016

Local 1245’s negotiating committee met with PG&E on Thursday, April 21, having exchanged initial proposals on March 18.  Instead of the typical three-month period between exchange of proposals and initial meeting we accelerated the process to start on April 21. PG&E President of Electric Operations Geisha Williams, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services John Simon,… [Read More]

Local 1245 Members and Supporters Rally to Keep Diablo Canyon Open

Members and supporters marched through the streets of downtown Sacramento

More than 100 IBEW 1245 members and supporters descended on the State Capitol on April 4 to deliver an important message – Keep Diablo Canyon Power Plant Open. A busload of Local 1245 members who work at Diablo Canyon traveled up to Sacramento for the rally, where they were joined by elected officials, union leaders,… [Read More]

VIDEO: Fighting to Keep Diablo Canyon Open


Diablo Canyon Power Plant is the largest generator of greenhouse-gas-free power in CA, and one of the biggest economic drivers in San Luis Obispo county. It plays a vital role in our state’s clean-energy future and provides thousands of quality jobs. But right now, the plant is under attack, and IBEW 1245 is taking action… [Read More]

Dalzell in Sacramento Bee: Diablo Canyon is needed for clean-energy transition

Soon, Californians will learn whether state leaders’ commitment to achieving 50 percent renewable energy by 2030 is backed by a willingness to make hard choices, or whether they remain subject to politics as usual. The State Lands Commission is scheduled to consider extensions for leases set to expire in 2018 and 2019 at the Diablo Canyon… [Read More]

PG&E Bargaining Update: March 18, 2016

An important message from IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell “It is our position that all issues that affect a limited number of members should be addressed in ad hoc negotiations, and that includes electric and gas service crews, two-man rubber-gloving and sick leave in the call centers. This has been our stance for quite… [Read More]