Forty-year IBEW member Jim Brager has been tapped to replace Business Representative Mike Grill, who will be retiring from the union in September. Brager will be taking over Grill’s assignment, which includes PG&E members in Fresno Division (except Call Center), Gregg Substation, and the Merced, Auberry, Helms, Madera and Los Banos Service Centers.
Brager worked as a PG&E Electrician out of Fresno for 23 years, where he spent three years in GC Substation and 20 years in Substation Maintenance. For the last three years, he served as the full-time Safety Chair for all of Substation Maintenance, in addition to his role as a member of the Review Committee. He previously served as Chair of the old Lemoore Unit, and was serving as a member of the PG&E 2015 Bargaining Committee when he was tapped to join the union staff.
Before he came to Local 1245, Brager was a member of Fresno-based IBEW Local 100 for 17 years, where he worked as an inside wireman. He served as Vice President of Local 100 for two terms, and became an International Shop Steward in 1991.
Welcome aboard, Brother Brager!