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The union has historically and consistently opposed any and all utility takeover proposals, because they would hurt our members in a number of ways.
Should city government focus on fighting homelessness, reducing traffic gridlock and building more affordable housing – or should politicians spend $6 billion buying PG&E and running our local utility? Click here to cast your vote!
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His winning photo depicts fellow IBEW 1245 member Walter Wroten, a climber working for Davey Tree, on a line clearance tree trimming job near Colfax, CA.
One day after a large group of IBEW 1245 activists descended on the Capitol to demonstrate their support for the bill, the California State Assembly passed AB 1054, a critical piece of legislation that will reform and modernize our state’s policies regarding wildfires that involve utility equipment.
Vicente “Bobo” Piuela has dreamed of being a lineman ever since he was a young boy -- but no company would ever hire him, due to the fact that he's been deaf since childhood. But that hasn't stopped Bobo from amassing an astounding degree of expertise about linework, as well as a truly remarkable collection of lineman memorabilia.
“This campaign is a true demonstration of the influence and power that organized labor brings to the table, and is a great example of how we can work across party lines to help those politicians who are friends of labor."
Five IBEW 1245 members from SMUD voluntarily joined the pilot project, aiming to bring power to some of the 15,000 unelectrified homes in Navajo territory.
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.