Three employees of TransCanada have chosen to be represented by IBEW Local 1245.
The National Labor Relations Board certified the vote in favor of the union on April 1, 2010.
Local 1245 already represents over 50 employees at TransCanada. Two of the new members are located in Reno, NV. The third is located in Susanville, CA. The new members include two Mechanics and one Technician.
The three employees–Kevin Walker, Mike Birkhimer and Joshua Zimmerman–became union-eligible employees in 2007 when TransCanada bought Tuscarora in 2007.
TransCanada is a major natural gas supplier, with more than 37,000 miles of pipeline that tap into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. Tuscarora Gas Transmission Co., now principally owned by TransCanada, is a 240-mile, 20-inch-diameter interstate natural gas pipeline serving customers in Nevada and northwestern California. Tuscarora’s six laterals add another 63 miles of pipeline, bringing the system’s total to 303 miles.
Local 1245 welcomes our new TransCanada members in Reno and California.