Amid reports of Pacific Gas and Electric Company workers being threatened and run off the road, Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians to save their outrage for the utility’s corporate owners and treat workers on the ground with respect.
Archives for October 2019
IBEW 1245’s New Newspaper Ad Speaks Truth to Power
This week, IBEW 1245 debuted a new newspaper ad (pictured above) as part of our ongoing public information campaign to help customers understand and value the work that our members do each and every day. The text of the ad reads: There are people who talk about dangerous weather… and there are people who do something… [Read More]
$1 Dues Increase in 2020
Effective January 2020, dues for “A” and “BA” members will increase by one dollar. Per capita is $40.00 for A membership and $22.00 for BA membership. — Muriel Moore, IBEW 1245 Dues Processor
California fire threatens PG&E’s plan to raise $14 billion (via Reuters)
A wildfire raging in California threatens to destroy more than homes and businesses – it could also undermine bankrupt PG&E Corp’s (PCG.N) plan to raise $14 billion to finance the crisis-stricken utility’s turnaround plan.
PG&E to credit customers affected by Oct. 9 power shutoff only (via San Jose Mercury News)
The one-time rebate will only apply to the roughly 738,000 customers who lost power in the Oct. 9 shutoffs. There are no current plans for similar rebates for the three shutoffs that have followed since then, said PG&E spokesperson Tamar Sarkissian, but the utility is “open to having a policy discussion with state regulators and… [Read More]
PG&E shares jump 32% amid power shutoffs as judge appoints bankruptcy mediator (via UtilityDive)
PG&E shares spiked more than 30% Tuesday on news that U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Dennis Montali had appointed a mediator to parse competing bankruptcy reorganization plans.
Safety Alert: Square D Brand General Duty Safety Switch
Robert Smith Wins Quarterly Photo Contest
At the quarterly Advisory Council meeting in October, it was announced that 16-year IBEW 1245 member Robert Smith has won the quarterly photo contest. His winning photo depicts helicopter-assisted linework from a unique vantage point. Brother Smith works for PG&E Hydro out of Rogers Flat/Storrie and is a resident of Paradise. He was unable to… [Read More]
New Advisory Council Members Sworn In
New Advisory Council members Jodiah Castro, Cole Dorsey and Garrett Markwood were sworn in by Local 1245 President Cecelia De la Torre at the quarterly Advisory Council meeting in Vacaville in late October. Brother Castro represents PG&E members in Stockton Division, Brother Dorsey represents members working in Outside Construction, and Brother Markwood represents North Bay… [Read More]
California’s blackouts could make fighting climate change even harder (via LA Times)
The state’s electric grid was experiencing rapid and unprecedented changes even before Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison began shutting off power to millions of people in a desperate scramble to prevent their transmission lines from sparking wildfires.
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