Rob Harty was sworn in by Local 1245 President Mike Davis as the Advisory Council representative for Stockton-area PG&E and the City of Lodi. Harty, a 23-year member of the local union, took the oath at the Advisory Council meeting on Oct. 24 at Weakley Hall in Vacaville. Welcome to your new position, Rob!
Archives for October 2009
Canus, an Outside Construction employer, is seeking the following personnel: 12 gas mechanics and 4 Gas Inspectors. The union has temporarily exhausted its hiring hall lists. Any qualified person, such as PG&E retirees with relevant experience, can contact Canus directly for employment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Ron Cochran So, you ask, how’s the work? Well, better than we planned for. The dispatcher was deep into Book II for linemen one Friday in early October, and we still had one open call for an operator that we didn’t fill. We expect a slow down when the rains come. We have projects… [Read More]
NV Energy announced consolidated net income of $182.6 million, or 78 cents per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2009, compared with consolidated net income of $150.8 million, or 64 cents per share, for the same period in 2008. The announcement was made Oct. 26. “We are very pleased with the results we achieved… [Read More]
The letter from NV Energy was clear: retired employees were invited to the Rose Ballroom in John Ascuaga’s Nugget casino on Oct. 15 to “discuss” changes in retiree medical benefits. Several hundred employees showed up and listened as Benefits Manager Bob Connolly outlined the company’s plan to slash and burn their benefits. When Connolly was… [Read More]
Sacramento Regional Transit presented its economic proposals to the IBEW Local 1245 Bargaining Committee on Oct. 9 in the on-going negotiations. The District is looking to accomplish a net 0% increase in labor cost in order to deal with a projected budget shortfall in FY 2009 and 2010. The IBEW Local 1245 Bargaining Committee is… [Read More]
Competing against local unions nationwide, the Utility Reporter captured a half dozen first place awards in the 2009 Labor Media Contest sponsored by the International Labor Communications Association. The awards were presented in September at the ILCA biennial convention in Pittsburgh, PA. “Water War: Members at TMWA Defeat Takeover” by Communications Director Eric Wolfe told the… [Read More]
NEW PENSION CALCULATOR FOR PG&E RETIREMENT PLANNING IBEW-represented employees can use a calculator now available on the Pacific Gas & Electric Intranet to create an estimate of their pension. The estimate that is produced by the online calculator is exactly the same as the estimate that would be produced by the HR Service Center when… [Read More]