On May 11, IBEW and Pacific Gas and Electric returned to the table to continue efforts to reach a new agreement. The parties made substantial progress. Important details remain to be worked out and the federal mediator asked that specific details of the discussions be limited at this time. Discussions will continue next week. Further… [Read More]
Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell met with senior leadership from PG&E on May 3 to seek a way forward in the stalled contract negotiations. The parties have agreed to meet again on May 11. Further information will be posted as it becomes available.
The IBEW Local 1245 Executive Board on April 28 authorized the expenditure of $5 million for a publicity campaign in support of Local 1245 members at PG&E, “with respect to staffing, overtime, safety and contract negotiations.” The vote was unanimous.
Union, PG&E agree to “cooling off” period IBEW Local 1245 and PG&E negotiators met in Vacaville on Friday, April 20, with a federal mediator present to continue bargaining for Physical and Benefits agreements. When it appeared that an agreement was beyond reach and that negotiations would break off, the mediator asked the parties to agree… [Read More]
PG&E, union meet for mediated negotiations Negotiators for Local 1245 and PG&E met on April 12 and 13 to resume contract bargaining. A federal mediator attended the negotiations. PG&E came into the negotiations on April 12 with a proposal, and the union offered a counter-proposal that afternoon. On April 13 the company said it needed… [Read More]
LEGAL COMPLAINT FILED In April 2011 IBEW Local Union 1245 posted on our website the information below regarding PG&E’s announcement to stop paying missed meals to certain employees. Since this time the Union has had several discussions with PG&E, formally met with the Company and during general negotiations, proposed new language in the collective bargaining… [Read More]
IBEW 1245/PG&E BARGAINING UPDATE March 28th, 2012 Today at the Union’s request the parties met with the assistance of a Federal Mediator to discuss the February 17, 2012 election results of the Company’s proposed settlement offer. Business Manager and lead negotiator, Tom Dalzell explained to the Company the results of the feedback the Union received… [Read More]
PG&E bargaining to resume Federal mediator to participate Why were the PG&E contract offers–both Physical and Benefits–rejected by such overwhelming margins by IBEW Local 1245 members? What direction should the union take when bargaining resumes? The union has sought answers to these questions in several ways during the month of March. A survey was mailed… [Read More]
Kim Oaxaca explains why she organized the Facebook group, PG&E Wives, during the Unit Leader Conference at Weakley Hall in Vacaville on March 14, 2012. DATE UPLOADED: 3/21/12 CREDIT: IBEW 1245 Media
Next steps for PG&E bargaining By Tom Dalzell, Business Manager In the week following the ratification vote count, I met with PG&E officers to explain my preliminary understanding of the reasons that led to the no vote. I tried to convey the disappointment that our members felt with the company’s proposal in light of the… [Read More]