After enduring the wettest, most storm-ridden winter in the better part of a century, California is now facing an equally taxing summer season. Last week, many parts of the state saw some of the highest temperatures ever recorded, and the number of heat-related power outages soared. In PG&E’s jurisdiction, around 270,000 customers lost power due to the heat – but fortunately, our members were out in force, doing what they’ve been trained to do. These hard-working men and women braved triple-digit temperatures to quickly address more than 1,100 power outages, providing top-notch service to the customers that rely on them.
We’re incredibly proud to represent such talented and dedicated utility workers. Without their expertise and tireless work ethic, hundreds of thousands of California would have been left without electricity for far too long, and that becomes incredibly dangerous during a heat wave. The work that Local 1245 members do is nothing short of life-saving, and they continue to prove that our union is second to none in terms of sheer talent and commitment. A heartfelt thank you to our members for all that you do.
–Tom Dalzell, IBEW 1245 Business Manager