New business reps hired
Several new business representatives have been hired to represent Local 1245 members.
Lloyd Cargo, 30, will be taking over most of the assignment held by retiring Business Representative Darryl Norris, 113. Cargo will represent PG&E Sacramento Division (except the Call Center and Payment Processing Center), and PG&E members in Roseville. Cargo, a PG&E Gas Service Representative, has been a leader in the union’s effort to mobilize young members. In 2011 he served on the bargaining committee for PG&E negotiations, and was one of eight Local 1245 members who gained campaign experience during last year’s recall election in Wisconsin.
Bob Gerstle, 51, is a PG&E electric crew foreman with 32 years of service to Local 1245. He served on the bargaining committee for the recent PG&E negotiations, and in 2009 participated in the “lineman safety summit,” among other union activities. He is slated to begin working for the union in May, representing PG&E members in Sierra Division/Drum and Sierra Division/Colgate, including Hydro and Placerville.
Dave Sankey during negotiating session with PG&E last fall.
Dave Sankey, a 10-year member of Local 1245, is taking over the assignment formerly held by Bob Dean. Sankey, 37, worked as a system operator for PG&E and served on the most recent PG&E bargaining committee. Effective May 1, he will represent members in PG&E portions of Fresno Division (Coalinga, Lemoore, Corcoran), Kern Division, and California Gas Transmission (Topock, Hinkley, Kettleman). He will also represent members at Frontier-Needles and Lindmore Irrigation District.
Bryan Carroll, 43, has been hired by Local 1245 as a benefits specialist. Carroll worked as a PG&E Corrosion Mechanic and is a 19-year IBEW member. In 2010 he served as a temporary business representative, and in 2011 he served on the bargaining committee for PG&E negotiations, providing valuable expertise on complex benefits issues.
Sonny Hollesen, 48, has been hired to take over the northern assignment formerly held by Ed Dwyer: PG&E North Coast Division, PG&E General Construction—North Coast, Resort Improvement District, and City of Willits. Hollesen, a 28-year Local 1245 member, has been a steward since 1996, served as unit chair in Eureka since 2005, and participated in the 1995 protests against PG&E downsizing.
Dwyer, who became an assistant business manager last fall, will continue to represent members in western Fresno Division (Selma, Lemoore, Coalinga, Dinuba).
Two other business representatives have also recently become assistant business managers: Bob Dean and Joe Osterlund.
And just for the record, Darryl Norris is actually just 63.