After nearly a year of contentious bargaining, which ultimately led to a deal reached through mediation, the IBEW 1245 members at Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) overwhelmingly approved a new agreement by a vote of 71-9. The agreement has been unanimously ratified by the TMWA board. The new agreement includes a 3% wage increase effective Feb…. [Read More]
Archives for February 2018
Eleven-year IBEW member Eddie Moreno has joined the Local 1245 staff as a business representative. He will be working with members at PG&E’s San Jose Call Center, Concord RMC, Stockton Regional Office, and Customer Service Offices at Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale, Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Jackson, Angels Camp, San Jose and Sonora. Prior to coming on… [Read More]
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear opening arguments in Janus vs. AFSCME, a highly publicized court case that seeks to eliminate unions’ ability to collect fair share fees in the public sector, ultimately amounting to so-called “Right to Work” style workplaces for civil servants in all 50 states. While the powerful, moneyed interests behind plaintiff… [Read More]
California is conducting what may be the most ambitious electricity customer empowerment experiment ever done anywhere; whether it will work remains very much in doubt.
The IBEW Local 1245 members employed at Sacramento Regional Transit (SRT) have approved a two-year extension to their current collective bargaining agreement. The final vote tally was 115-41. The extension includes a 3% wage increase in each year of the agreement, and all other terms will remain the same. The bargaining committee was comprised of members… [Read More]
The California Energy Commission (CEC) on Wednesday approved its updated demand forecast, predicting electricity demand will rise in the state. The CEC’s forecasts are used in planning proceedings for the California ISO’s transmission plans and for the state’s Public Utilities Commission for integrated resource and distributed resource planning.
The City of Roseville’s Electric Utility is hiring for Electric Line Technician, at a wage of $133,549 annually. This job is open until filled. This is the journey level class in the Electric Line Technician series and is distinguished from the Electric Apprentice Line Technician level by the assignment of the full range of duties. This… [Read More]
In just a few short years, Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) have drastically changed the energy marketplace in California, and as they continue to expand, additional regulation is needed to ensure that the system is not disadvantaging the customers who remain with the traditional utility companies. One such regulation is Resolution E-4907, which came before the… [Read More]
If you work in the utility sector, chances are you’ve recently encountered some pretty big changes in your line or work, with even more changes looming on the horizon. At PG&E, changes are being implemented so quickly that many IBEW Local 1245 members are often left with a cavalcade of unanswered questions. Emergency preparedness, staffing… [Read More]