The power is in our hands
On October 23, the Kincade Fire broke out near The Geysers in Sonoma County, burning more than 120 square miles over two weeks before it was finally 100% contained. Hundreds of IBEW 1245 gas and electric crews were quickly dispatched to the scene to make the area safe and begin restoration work.
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16-year IBEW 1245 member Robert Smith has won the quarterly photo contest. His winning photo depicts helicopter-assisted linework from a unique vantage point.
Colby Kyle, a 26-year-old outside line traveler from IBEW Local 852 out of Mississippi, had been working in IBEW 1245's jurisdiction for approximately five months. According to police reports, he was driving a line truck for Wilson Construction in the Garberville area on Oct. 25 when the vehicle went off the road and down a steep embankment.
Point of Pride: IBEW 1245 Members Take Home Trophies from International Lineman’s Rodeo
BEW 1245 has been working with PG&E to establish a drone training program to enable more 1245 members to get the credentials they need to operate a UAS for the utility. It took some time, but finally, in October of 2019, we succeeded in launching a first-of-its-kind, in-house drone operator training at PG&E.
California’s hard-working line clearance tree trimmers deserve top-notch training, safe jobs and fair wages – and thanks to strong advocacy from IBEW Local 1245, a new state law will soon go into effect that enshrines these workplace standards into law for all IBEW tree trimmers.
The powerful anti-union corporate cronies behind Janus vs AFSCME thought they could use the U.S. Supreme Court to weaken organized labor and turn union members against one another. They thought wrong.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, gearheads from all over PG&E’s service area came together for the first annual Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show, co-sponsored by IBEW 1245 and PG&E’s Fleet Department.
As the old saying goes, “Records are made to be broken.” The IBEW 1245 members who competed at the 2019 National Gas Rodeo in mid-September certainly took that adage to heart, as they broke not just one, but two national records during the action-packed two-day competition.
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The times, they are a-changing, and the way we communicate is changing as well. We are urging each and every member to make sure that the union has all your current personal contact info – particularly your personal email address and cell phone number – correct in our files.