This is an open letter to all members of IBEW 1245, and to members of all unions in general. I’m not that active in the union, but I do attend my local union meeting pretty regularly. I go to learn what’s going on with my own workgroup (clerical) and everyone else working for PG&E. As… [Read More]
We regret to announce the death of IBEW 1245 member and PG&E Meter Maintenance Tech David Spurgeon. Preliminary reports indicate that Brother Spurgeon died when his vehicle flipped over into a canal while he was driving on a levee road. He was 52 years old and had been working for PG&E for the past 28 years. “This… [Read More]
In June, IBEW 1245 hosted a series of unique trainings specifically designed for Clerical Shop Stewards at PG&E. The sessions were led by a dynamic team of union staffers, including Senior Assistant Business Manager Jenny Marston, Business Reps Jennifer Gray, Rey Mendoza, Gracie Clark, Arlene Edwards and myself, Assistant Business Manager Ken Ball and Organizer Jammi… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 members from PG&E’s Locate & Mark team made a strong showing as first-time competitors in the 15th Annual International Utility Locate Rodeo, which took place June 23-25 in Dallas, TX. The 1245/PG&E team consisted of Trevor Robertson (Richmond) and Wendell Brown (Oakland) who completed in the Gas Division, as well as Shane Keyser… [Read More]
Cancels and supersedes R2-85-137-PGE
For too long, the interests of labor and environmental groups have cleaved through the Democratic Party. The transition to clean energy has stressed this relationship further: as carbon-based sources of power come under fire, the union jobs that go along with them (workers at power plants) are being replaced by low-wage, non-union positions (think solar… [Read More]
Over the past several years, IBEW 1245 has been working diligently to keep Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) open and protect the jobs of the 600 Local 1245 members who work there. As part of this effort, we spent the better half of 2016 lobbying the members of the State Lands Commission — the body that… [Read More]
The State Lands Commission approved a lease allowing Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to continue operating the Diablo Canyon twin-reactor plant through August 2025, a date the company and environmental groups agreed to last week. Members turned down a proposed environmental impact assessment, which can take years, in part to meet the earlier termination date.