By affirming that malice could not be established in PG&E’s risk management controls and fire mitigation efforts, the ruling could provide a legal precedent to support the utility regarding its potential liability for other wildfires.
Archives for July 2018
A delegation from IBEW 1245 attended the 47th International Convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) in Orlando, FL in late May. CBTU is comprised of 50 chapters in the US and Canada, with representatives from dozens of different unions. CBTU describes itself as “the fiercely independent voice of black workers within the… [Read More]
On June 20, 2018 a dynamic group of Local 1245 organizing stewards descended on the State Capitol once again to express support for SB 1088 as it came before the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee. This bill takes a pro-active approach to planning for future natural disasters with bold steps to force the California Public Utilities… [Read More]
California lawmakers will consider changes to the state’s policies regarding wildfires and utility liability, following a devastating fire season that has left Pacific Gas & Electric raising the possibility of bankruptcy.
When a large black oak tree near the Rollins Lake reservoir in Colfax, CA snapped and took out some other trees along a 12kv power line, a two-man IBEW 1245 crew from Davey Tree was quickly dispatched to address the issue. “There’s one spar left that’s hung up in a tree that we have to… [Read More]
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle today announced action on legislation to strengthen disaster preparedness and set forth appropriate policies to respond to the increasing wildfire danger.
It’s no secret that the waning power of American unions has contributed to stagnant wages. But a new study suggests that this trend hasn’t affected just worker income. It also may have cost thousands of lives.