All three of IBEW 1245’s Peer-to-Peer safety groups have being working with Local 77 in Washington State to help build a program for their jurisdiction. We have made appearances at their kickoff meetings in Seattle, Spokane, and Euphrata. These meetings have been well attended and their membership seems extremely engaged in what their local is trying to build.
Control the Pressure has been actively recruiting, and new safety stewards and doing presentations for the OM&C groups at PG&E. They will be reaching out to the yards they have missed to schedule pitches where they have not been recently. They will be holding their annual Safety Steward Summit on May 8 in Vacaville.
Hold the Pull continues to build participation in their program by doing pitches at the Livermore Training Center and at utility yards where welcomed. HTP is focusing on smaller group settings to better convey their message. These smaller groups allow better interaction with the membership. HTP is currently working with NV Energy to get back around to all of their yards in Nevada.
Keep the Clearance has been experiencing difficulty in participation with the shake up of the tree companies at PG&E. We have lost committee members and stewards who were not being re-hired by the companies who took over the territories where they once worked. Arborworks has recently reached out, asking us to come talk to their guys. Hopefully we will be able to gain some Safety Stewards in their area. We will be working hard to re-build the participation and engagement in KTC going forward.
–Casey Kelley, IBEW 1245 Business Rep