More than 1,000 IBEW Local 1245 members at PG&E participated in restoration efforts following the recent rash of wildfires that have swept through PG&E’s service area. Now, thanks to aggressive pressure from the union, the company has agreed to pay double-time on prearranged overtime (POT) for Local 1245 members who were part of the collective efforts to restore power following the Butte, Valley and Tassajara Fires.
A new letter agreement (LA 15-43), which was signed on Monday, Oct. 12, modifies the provisions of Title 208 and Title 308 to pay double time for POT scheduled on non-workdays and for work performed outside normal work hours for employees assigned to a base camp providing direct support to the restoration efforts in the areas that were impacted by the fire.
“We’re proud to see how quickly and selflessly our members reacted when called upon to help restore power in the fire zones,” said IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell. “They absolutely deserve to be compensated appropriately for this challenging and critical work, which is why the union has worked with the company to ensure that double-time is paid to these hard-working members.”