New photographic evidence indicates tree contact with two PG&E power lines – not the private hilltop electrical system state investigators have blamed – caused the devastating Tubbs fire, according to an expert with four decades of experience investigating electrical fires.
Archives for September 2019
As the old saying goes, “Records are made to be broken.” The IBEW 1245 members who competed at the 2019 National Gas Rodeo in mid-September certainly took that adage to heart, as they broke not just one, but two national records during the action-packed two-day competition. Smashing Records The six teams that competed at the… [Read More]
PG&E’s largest union is staunchly opposed and has worked publicly and privately to undermine San Francisco’s efforts. The powerful organized labor group, which represents 12,000 PG&E employees, has created a website, sfprioritycheck.com, that criticizes the notion of San Francisco forming the state’s third-largest government-owned electric utility.
IBEW 1245 members Justin Hirschi, Garret McGhehey and Dwight Johnson from SMUD placed 2nd in the Hurtman Rescue event at the American Public Power Association (APPA) Lineman’s Rodeo earlier this year. Well done, brothers!
Members of IBEW 1245’s Reno/Sparks Retirees Club demonstrated their solidarity with 50,000 striking GM workers by joining a march and rally outside a GM parts distribution facility in Stead, NV, about 15 miles north of Reno. “Great experience! The UAW members were very thankful and amazed at the turn out to support them. They had… [Read More]
Car, truck and motorcycle aficionados, AKA “gearheads,” are anything but monolithic. Some are all about refurbishing antique classic cars, some are steadfastly devoted to late model hot rods, and others get their thrills from big pickup trucks with rugged lift kits. But they all have one thing in common – they’re hard-pressed to pass up… [Read More]
The California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision Monday that would authorize the state’s investor-owned utilities to collect $902.4 million annually for a wildfire mitigation fund authorized by state lawmakers this summer.
Tom Dalzell, business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245, said the union supports terminating exclusivity and generally favors the bondholders’ plan for the protections it offers union members and the structure of the company. The union had negotiated with the bondholders to ensure retirement benefits are paid in full under the reorganization… [Read More]
If you are looking for an innovative, forward‐thinking organization where you will have exceptional opportunities to advance your career, take on exciting projects, and be a part of a dynamic Electric team, then this is a great match for you! We invite you to apply to the City of Healdsburg, which oﬀers competitive pay, an… [Read More]
Around the Capitol, it’s common knowledge that IBEW Local 1245 is a powerful and influential voice for working families in California. Our members and leaders know how to exercise that power to push critical pieces of legislation into law – as evidenced by the passage of the high-profile wildfire bill known as SB 901 in… [Read More]