In August, IBEW 1245 concluded negotiations with PG&E for the Computer Field Analyst workgroup, which voted to join Local 1245 in 2015. The tentative agreement provided for enhanced job security, significant wage increases for most members, general wage increases going forward, and four classifications within the newly created Computer Field Analyst department. The agreement was… [Read More]
What is being described as the largest power restoration workforce in U.S. history was being deployed across southern Florida Monday morning — tens of thousands of lineworkers and tree-trimmers in total, including many IBEW brothers and sisters.
Automation and technology are impacting all sectors of our economy – and unfortunately, we are not immune. As change comes to PG&E, we want to keep you up to date on what we know and how we are working to get ahead of these challenges.
On Thursday, August 24, PG&E’s Revenue Assurance Representatives voted to join Local 1245 in a mail-in ballot election. The final result was 13 Yes to 4 No, with 17 out of 19 eligible voters participating. This was the third organizing effort in recent years for this classification, which investigates discrepancies in energy consumption (such as… [Read More]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, My family and I want to thank everyone that has expressed condolences to us during this very difficult time as we mourn the unexpected loss of my son, Trevor Mertz. I am the mother of seven children, and Trevor was my youngest son. He was driving home to Grass Valley with a friend… [Read More]
Crews prepared to head to Florida Wednesday afternoon to help restore power to those affected by Hurricane Irma as the category 5 hurricane makes its way to the U.S. mainland.
PG&E has upwards of 46,000 transmission towers across its service area, and many of them were erected several decades ago. The company has identified 6,000 of these towers had been coated in lead-based paint, which was discontinued for residential use in 1978. In some cases, the lead paint on these towers is beginning to peel… [Read More]
For the second year in a row, IBEW Local 1245 members from PG&E competed in the National Gas Rodeo at the Jefferson Fairgrounds in Denver, Colorado. Our four PG&E teams were excited and nervous that first morning, but ready to compete. After a stirring rendition of the National Anthem performed by American idol contestant Devon… [Read More]