On June 16, the Gas Distribution Coordinators at PG&E’s Bishop Ranch facility voted to join IBEW local 1245 by a margin of 2-to-1.
The IBEW 1245 organizing team first met with the Gas Distribution Coordinators on April 16, 2015 to discuss joining the union. The NLRB election took place exactly two months later, using the new expedited electronic filing process. The final vote tally was 8 to 4. The company maintained a neutral position during the campaign.
IBEW 1245 staff will be working to incorporate these new members into the existing Physical Collective Bargaining Agreement, and plan to negotiate a Letter Agreement for the specifics affecting the group. Local 1245 staffers Joe Osterlund, Lou Mennel and Jammi Juarez have already met with the new group to begin the process of negotiating the LOA.
–Jammi Juarez, IBEW 1245 Staff Organizer