"California’s transition to renewable energy is important to fighting climate change, curbing pollution and helping to develop green jobs," IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle. "However, we need to recognize the practical limitations of renewable energy in our planning. As policymakers contemplate our energy future, they need to make sure that we don’t let our aspirations interfere or disrupt the reliability of the grid. As last week showed, people’s lives depend on it."
In the fifth installment of our "Fist Full of Lightning" history video series, we meet IBEW 1245's founder, Ron Weakley, and learn about the infamous San Francisco General Strike.
If you missed any of the previous installments of the history video series, you can find them at www.ibew1245.com/historyvideos.
After a hefty landslide took out a section of PG&E’s South Yuba Canal, leaving 12,900 residents, farms, ranches and businesses without water, PG&E GC hydro crews worked around the clock to repair the flume and restore water service.
The 3rd Annual Gas Construction/Locate & Mark Rodeo, co-sponsored by IBEW 1245 and PG&E, took place on May 20, 2017 at PG&E’s Livermore training facility. Click here for highlights, photos and winners.
Check out our new comic that explains why so-called "Right to Work" laws are wrong for workers.
IBEW 1245 members at Trayer Engineering are hard at work every day, manufacturing a wide variety of safe, reliable switchgear products for hundreds of utility and power distribution companies worldwide.
The American Health Care Act (also known as TrumpCare) includes a provision that would allow the use of ‘waivers’ for conditions and treatments that you are currently covered for. If you live in California and have employer-provided health care, you may not think this would have an impact on you. However, under the new bill, large employers can choose to follow the rules of any state – they are not bound by the requirements of the state in which they operate, or where their workers reside.
When IBEW Local 1245 member Marty Gentles arrived at work on December 6, 2016, he had no idea that he would end up intervening in an attempted carjacking and violent assault.
Like most structures, utility substations don’t last forever. NV Energy’s Brunswick substation is a prime example. Located just outside of Carson City, Brunswick has been serving the region for decades, but the time has come for a fresh start for the facility.
The times, they are a-changing, and the way we communicate is changing as well. We are urging each and every member to log on to our secure web portal right away 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.