Local 1245 has two new business representatives: Mike Saner and Mark Taylor. Both appointments were effective March 2. Mike Saner, 49, is returning to the staff after serving as a temporary business representative in 2008. Initiated in 1985, Saner worked as a lineman and subforeman in PG&E General Construction. He was elected to the General… [Read More]
Archives for March 2009
IBEW Local 1245 Proposal #1 23 March 2009 Existing Retirees Retired 12/31/93 or earlier Retiree only or survivor only: retiree or survivor pays $150/month (or current premium co-pay if lower) for medical coverage of their choice. Retiree and spouse: retiree pays $300/month (or current premium co-pay if lower) for medical coverage of their choice. Provision:… [Read More]
Former congresswoman Hilda Solis returned to California on March 16 in her new role as US Secretary of Labor—and the state’s union leaders loved every minute of it. Solis was greeted as a hero during her appearance at the Legislative Conference of the California Labor Federation, attended by IBEW Local 1245 President Mike Davis and… [Read More]
For all the opposition about taxing the wealthy back to pre-Bush levels, it’s interesting to take note that during the 1950’s and ’60s, it took one income in a family to provide home ownership, raise kids, send them to college, have affordable health care and even buy a new car once in awhile. Both corporations… [Read More]
Local 1245 member Peter (Pete) Tololi, 36, died March 24 in a workplace accident in Firebaugh, CA. Brother Tololi, a member of IBEW Local 1245 since 2007, was a PG&E Apprentice Lineman in Area 5. He was fatally injured when he fell from a pole while maneuvering around a cross-arm, according to a preliminary investigation. Local… [Read More]
Negotiators for IBEW Local 1245 and Pacific Gas & Electric on March 23 exchanged proposals during the first day of negotiations over medical benefits. Links to the full proposals are located on the IBEW Local 1245 home page. The union committee noted that none of PG&E’s proposals addressed the crisis facing current retirees. On the other… [Read More]
Unit 3812, Vacaville, has a new chairman, Pat Colip. The recorder is Joe Stockel. Darryl Norris, Business Rep.