Story by Rebecca Band IBEW 1245 member Jennifer Finney had been hoping to make it through the summer “fire-free.” Finney, who works as a Chemical Performance Technician at the Northern California Power Authority (NCPA) lives with her husband, two children and younger sister in Cobb, a small community in Lake County with a population of… [Read More]
Archives for September 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of IBEW 1245 Lineman Clifford (Cliff) Bengs of Redding. Bengs, a 13-year member of Local 1245, was working as an Electric Crew Foreman at PG&E when he was involved in what appears to have been a rigging accident on Sept. 30 that took his life. “Our… [Read More]
At its September meeting, the IBEW 1245 Executive Board adopted a new policy on honorary “BA” withdrawal cards. This policy is designed to address the problem faced by Local 1245 members who are not working in the trade due to unemployment and who are today forced to re-initiate if they return to work after an… [Read More]
Performs a variety of duties involved in the installation of the City’s underground facilities, assisting with interpreting the City’s electric service policy, engineering standard drawings and work orders for correct installation and coordinating with contractors, developers and City staff.
The Valley Fire, one of the worst in California’s history, has destroyed nearly 1,600 homes, charred hundreds of square miles and claimed the lives and property of many people in Northern California, including the homes of some members of Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245. “Many of them narrowly escaped with just the clothes on their backs. Some… [Read More]
By Kevin Krummes, IBEW 1245 Organizing Steward Photos by John Storey Risk. What do you think of when you hear that word? Maybe the classic board game springs to mind. Maybe you imagine yourself sitting in the bleachers when the Giants play the Dodgers. Maybe, if you’re single, it means trying an online dating service… [Read More]
Commercial and industrial use of lithium-ion batteries for energy storage could become economically viable in the next three to five years if the decline in battery prices persists, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service. Battery prices have declined more than 50% since 2010. Expanded battery use will be credit negative for US… [Read More]