IBEW 1245 welcomed its newest Assistant Business Manager, Dylan Gottfried, to the union staff in June. Gottfried has over 25 years of experience working with and managing union-represented employees. At 1245, he will be working with business reps and members at 1245’s public- and private-sector properties.
Before joining the union staff, Gottfried worked at PG&E in the Labor Relations department, where he served as principal negotiator for gas, aviation, IT and sourcing. He was also responsible for all day-to-day labor relations in power generation, and oversaw dozens of grievances as the chair of the Company’s Pre-Review Committee/Review Committee grievance team.
Gottfried has a long track record of union activism, stemming from his years as a member of Teamsters Local 315. As a Teamsters shop steward, he helped his co-workers at UPS as they fought for justice and fairness on the job. He was an active member of the Teamsters Stewards’ Council, and also served as the union’s Treasurer for several years.
“I’m excited to return to the House of Labor, as I truly believe in the union cause and the work that 1245 does for its members,” he said. “I think this new role will allow me to make the best use of my skillset, and it’s also a wonderful opportunity for me and my family.”
Gottfried lives in Fair Oaks with his wife and two young children, ages 6 and 3. In his free time, he enjoys dirt biking and trains. He’s also a power gen aficionado and has always dreamed of one day becoming a hydro operator. He has a has a Bachelors degree in finance and risk management, and a Masters in Business Administration from CSU Sacramento.