Support the Family of Fallen IBEW 1245 Lineman Cliff Bengs

On September 30, 2015 a great man was taken from this earth. Cliff Bengs was a wonderful husband to Norie, loving father to Gillian and Ethan, and a hardworking lineman for PG&E.  He was taken unexpectedly in a work related accident and his loss is being felt across our community and the utility industry. We would like… [Read More]

Local 1245 Member Dies in Rigging Accident

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of IBEW 1245 Lineman Clifford (Cliff) Bengs of Redding. Bengs, a 13-year member of Local 1245, was working as an Electric Crew Foreman at PG&E when he was involved in what appears to have been a rigging accident on Sept. 30 that took his life. “Our… [Read More]

PG&E Bargaining Committee Heads Back to the Table

The results of the PG&E contract ratification vote are in. Just under 11,000 ballots were mailed out, and 5,896 of the ballots were returned. Physical: Yes 1349 / No 3354 Clerical: Yes 652 / No 515 Benefits: Yes 1809 / No 3952 Since the physical and benefits agreements failed to garner enough votes, all Bargaining… [Read More]

Tentative Agreement Between IBEW 1245 and PG&E


Through the hard work of your bargaining committee and Business Manager Tom Dalzell, IBEW 1245 and PG&E have reached a tentative four year agreement that will provide for the highest wage increases amongst utility locals in the country while maintaining our many hard-fought protections.