Local 1245 retirees are sounding the alarm about the cost of health care as the union resumes negotiations with Pacific Gas & Electric over health care benefits for active and retired employees.
Local 1245 met with negotiators from PG&E on Jan. 7 and 26 in sessions largely intended to research the facts that will be relevant to the negotiations. The parties plan to meet again on Feb. 10 and 24, and to begin full-scale bargaining in March.
Retirees are closely watching the progress of these negotiations, and are encouraging PG&E retirees to attend Local 1245 Retiree Club meetings monthly to show support for progress in the negotiations.
At the January meeting of the East Bay Chapter in Dublin, members and spouses discussed their hopes for the negotiations. Several advised current employees to pay close attention to the fate of retirees on this issue because they will face the same problem when they
A sampling of the Retire Club members’ comments appears here.