12-year IBEW member Brandon Pintane, a GC Transmission foreman working out of PG&E’s Lakeville substation, was tasked with replacing poles and re-conductoring the kv line following the highly destructive Soberanes Fire when he has an unusual run-in with a wild animal. Pintane was working with PG&E Senior Wildlife Biologist Andrea Henke to evaluate an area that… [Read More]
UPDATE (9/30/16): A bargaining meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, October 6. Additional information will be posted to the IBEW 1245 website as it becomes available. PG&E’s Labor Relations Executive Committee met again on Friday, September 16, as scheduled. After the meeting, the Company contacted Local 1245 and, with full knowledge of the parameters under… [Read More]
Most of us look forward to retiring… someday. But as that “someday” gets closer, the fiscal reality of no longer earning a paycheck starts to set in. When should I start collecting Social Security? What’s the difference between a 401K and an IRA? Will we need supplemental medical insurance? What’s the best way to put money… [Read More]
PG&E’s Labor Relations Executive Committee will meet again on Friday, September 16. “We are encouraged that the Company has not flatly rejected our suggested approach for balancing the Company’s operational needs and the democratic rights of our members to approve or disapprove of potentially negative contractual changes,” said Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell.
The Company’s Labor Relations Executive Committee (LREC) met today. At the end of the meeting, they were still considering several options for proceeding with negotiations to balance their operational issues and the interests of our members. They will meet again next week. I know that many of you have no further patience for the Company’s… [Read More]
When the Company and Union negotiating committees met on August 2, IBEW 1245 spokesperson Tom Dalzell reiterated the Union’s position that issues affecting only some members of the bargaining unit should be negotiated with and (if necessary) ratified by only those affected members. PG&E spokesperson Robert Joga stated that the parameters which he had been given… [Read More]
The 2016 National Gas Rodeo was held August 27 at the Jefferson County fairgrounds, just outside of Denver, Colorado. The competition was fierce, with 55 teams from all across the country vying for the title. Representing IBEW 1245 and PG&E in the two-person team division were Shaun Mahanay and Jayson Visinoni, who competed as the “GC Regulators,”… [Read More]
In one of the most blatant examples of the potential challenges that California utilities are facing, SolarCity has publicly announced that it is seeking to take over some of PG&E’s energy distribution functions. SolarCity is widely known as the largest provider of residential solar in the state of California. But over the past few years,… [Read More]