As PG&E is facing a tremendous liability over last year’s fires, breaking up the company could mean that only one unit has to declare bankruptcy.
In late June, the life of IBEW 1245 member Tim Gillaspie was cut short far too soon. Gillaspie, who worked as a PG&E Senior Compliance Inspector, was shot and killed while attending a dinner party in Rincon Valley with his family at a friend’s house. According to reports, the gunman, armed with two firearms and… [Read More]
The devastating Carr Fire continues to rage through Shasta county, and hundreds of IBEW 1245 members are on the scene in Redding to begin the demanding and arduous restoration process. PG&E has dispatched dozens of Local 1245 crews to the Redding area, and the City of Santa Clara is also sending a 10-person mutual aid… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 will have union staff and business reps on site at the Carr Fire base camp over the next week. Members are welcome to contact the on-site reps if they need union assistance or have questions. Sunday 07/29: Kyle Whitman (530) 777-8359, Bob Gerstle (530) 313-0933 Monday 07/30: Keith Hopp (530) 788-8222, Mike Adayan… [Read More]
Thanks to climate change, California’s fire season – which used to begin at the very end of summer or early fall – is now longer and more destructive than ever. For a prime example of this new normal, look no further than the Pawnee fire, which tore through 15,000 acres in Lake County in late… [Read More]
During a recent camping trip, PG&E Oakdale Lineman Jeff Jones, a 16 year member of IBEW 1245, was seriously injured by a generator malfunction. He was immediately airlifted to UCD Hospital in Sacramento, and is now a facing a lengthy recovery. His family could use our support during this challenging time. Cash donations can be given to… [Read More]
Managing California’s gas pipeline, which runs all the way from the Oregon border in the north to the Arizona border in the south, is a herculean endeavor, with numerous natural and man-made factors that could impact the system at any given time. Fortunately for all Californians who count of safe and reliable gas, the highly… [Read More]
This morning, PG&E announced that President and COO Nick Stavropoulos will be retiring from his position at PG&E. When Nick came to PG&E seven years ago, he brought with him an unprecedented degree of expertise on gas ops and pipeline related issues, as well as a knack for problem-solving. At that time, PG&E was still… [Read More]
By affirming that malice could not be established in PG&E’s risk management controls and fire mitigation efforts, the ruling could provide a legal precedent to support the utility regarding its potential liability for other wildfires.
California lawmakers will consider changes to the state’s policies regarding wildfires and utility liability, following a devastating fire season that has left Pacific Gas & Electric raising the possibility of bankruptcy.