Pacific Gas & Electric cut off electricity service to nearly 60,000 people on Sunday in a new attempt to prevent wildfires across Northern California service area during high winds and dry conditions.
I rarely, if ever, remember the weather conditions when I turn in at night. But I remember them last October — Sunday, Oct. 8, to be exact. The winds that night in Vacaville were fierce, literally howling. I thought to myself that we would be lucky to get through the night without losing power, but surprisingly, we never… [Read More]
Effective immediately, IBEW 1245 Business Rep Dave Sankey will be taking over Fact Finding for Areas 6 and 7. He can be reached at D2SD-at-ibew1245.com. –Bob Dean, IBEW 1245 Senior Assistant Business Manager
As a PG&E troubleman, IBEW 1245 member Justin Biondini knows that no two days are alike. But the call he received on July 21 to respond to a power outage was anything but typical. Biondini covers a large service territory that includes his hometown of Fortuna, which is a rural area with a population of… [Read More]
On 28 September 2018, I will retire after 44 years as a line crew foreman in San Francisco. My union job has enabled my wife to stay home with our children when they were young, provided good health care for the family, nice vacations and college educations as they became young adults. The anxiety of… [Read More]
After many months of lobbying and collective action on the part of IBEW 1245 and its members, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1090 (Monning) into law. This top-priority piece of legislation will require the CPUC to restore the key components of the original Diablo Canyon Power Plant Joint Proposal Agreement, including the 25% retention bonus…. [Read More]
This week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed IBEW 1245’s two highest priority pieces of legislation into law. On Wednesday, Gov. Brown signed SB 1090 (Monning), which will require the CPUC to restore the three key components of the original Diablo Canyon Power Plant Joint Proposal Agreement. IBEW 1245 played a key role in crafting, introducing and… [Read More]
This year’s National Gas Rodeo, which took place in mid-September in Kansas City, MO, proved to be the most successful one yet for our Local 1245 members, who performed significantly better than in years past. This year marks just the fourth time that IBEW 1245 members from PG&E Gas Construction have competed on the national… [Read More]