Diablo Canyon’s closure agreement was a result of workers, local policymakers, environmental advocates, utilities and regulators’ understanding that it was in no one’s interest to shut down the plant immediately, and in everyone’s best interest to build a long, seven-year runway.
Archives for November 2018
Fourteen-year IBEW 1245 member Dion Bailey is no stranger to serving the public. He’s made civil service his career, and currently works as an airport duty manager at the Port of Oakland. For the past five years, he’s also sat on the planning commission for the town of Hercules. And on Nov. 6, 2018, he… [Read More]
At the November meeting of the IBEW 1245 Santa Rosa Retirees Club, retiree Greg Kestel presented Club President Art Fahrner with a plaque that hung on the wall of the PG&E Guerneville Service Center, a relic from his days as a part of the “Guerneville Gang” back in the mid-80s. Fahrner recently returned to his… [Read More]
We are thrilled to announce that IBEW Local 1245 has won an astounding 13 awards and three honorable mentions from the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) in 2018. First Place: Writing – Best Electronic Content – Local/Regional/State Unions, Federations, Central/Area Labor Councils & Allied Organizations IBEW 1245 website First Place: Electronic Media – Best Use of Social… [Read More]
California’s head utility regulator said Thursday he does not want utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to go bankrupt over escalating costs related to California’s record wildfire season, sending shares soaring in after-hours trading.
Crediting member-to-member outreach, Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245 reports that less than 1 percent of the 2,400 public employees it represents have stopped paying the agency fees that support bargaining unit work.
As the Camp Fire continues to burn across Butte County, we wanted to take a moment to provide our members with a brief update. State officials have declared this to be the deadliest and more destructive wildfire in California history, with many once-beautiful communities now reduced to rubble. Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone… [Read More]
PG&E said that one of its contractors had sent a notification about upcoming work on a different transmission line than the one that is under scrutiny in connection with the Camp Fire.