Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has warned state lawmakers that it may need to declare bankruptcy or reorganize, depending on its liability for the wildfires that devastated parts of California in October, 2017, a Sacramento CBS affiliate reports.
IBEW Local 1245 will soon be asking its members at PG&E to vote on a proposed two-year extension of the physical and clerical agreements, providing for a 3% wage increase for 2020 and a 3% general wage increase for 2021. No other changes would be made to the basic agreements, although the parties can and… [Read More]
In response to the June 8, 2018 press release from CalFire, Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell issued the following statement: Friday’s report from CalFire gives almost no specifics, other than the conclusion that PG&E was responsible for 8 of the 12 fires in this group of fires. Because the cases have been referred to… [Read More]
Late Friday, California confirmed what many across the state’s devastated wine country had suspected for months: Equipment owned by utility giant PG&E Corp. ignited some of the deadliest and most destructive wildfires that tore through their homes in October. The most unexpected and crucial part of the findings, though, was at the very bottom of California’s end-of-day… [Read More]
After extensive and thorough investigations, CAL FIRE investigators have determined that 12 Northern California wildfires in the October 2017 Fire Siege were caused by electric power and distribution lines, conductors and the failure of power poles.
When PG&E’s top executives head in to work at the company’s historic General Office Building Complex in downtown San Francisco, they likely take for granted the fact that all of their lights will turn on, their equipment will power up, and their offices will be climate-controlled. But they probably don’t often stop to think of… [Read More]
Not all subforemen are men. At PG&E’s Green Valley Substation, 11-year IBEW member Nickey Dillard works as a subforeman A, where she oversees the large-scale upgrade and modernization of the Watsonville plant. “Right now we’re doing our first phase of our breaker-and-a-half. We have three bays that we’re building, Bays 4, 5 and 6. This… [Read More]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2018 Contact: Rebecca Band, 510 326 0897 VACAVILLE, CA — Today, CalFire issued a press release regarding its completed investigations of four wildfires that occurred in October of 2017. Three of these fires have been referred to the respective county’s District Attorney’s offices for further review. At this point, the… [Read More]