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]
A team of IBEW 1245 Organizing Stewards in Sacramento hosted an informational rally at PG&E’s 2740 Contact Center to help our fellow union members learn about the threat of so-called “Right to Work” legislation and a pending Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME, which aims to weaken unions and undercut our rights at work. The… [Read More]
Three weeks ago, Chad Baldwin went to the doctor for some stomach discomfort he had been having for a few weeks. Tests results showed that he has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer and that the cancer has metastasized to his liver and lungs. At the age of 46, and with a wife and two young kids… [Read More]