Some PG&E hydro generation employees work in and around fast-moving waterways every day – and for them, getting wet is part of the job. “For those of us that are working in power gen, we never know when we might be in the water,” explained IBEW 1245 member and Power Gen Safety Team chairman John… [Read More]
Archives for June 2020
Five-year IBEW 1245 member Richard Porter, who works as a welder at Sunoptics, describes his experience on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Company and Union have agreed to a temporary work schedule for all System Operators and temporary assignment of some System Operators to an alternate temporary headquarters (Rocklin Grid Control Center) as detailed below:
The Utility Arborist prunes, shapes, and removes trees and vegetation using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment; operates aerial devices; and works from elevated platforms. A generous benefit package includes accrued paid leaves, holidays, health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance along with a CALPERS retirement program and a retirement health insurance contribution.
Under direction, High Voltage Line Workers perform all classes of electrical power transmission and distribution system construction, maintenance and operation work. Three years line worker (post-apprenticeship) experience, successful completion of a certified rubber glove training program, and a CDL tank endorsement are desirable. Great benefits include a CALPERS retirement plan, a retiree health plan contribution and the… [Read More]
In this living document, IBEW 1245 is collecting a variety of resources for union members who wish to educate themselves and broaden their understanding of systemic racism in America. This list is ever-growing and by no means intended to be comprehensive. WATCH: 13th (Netflix) American Son (Netflix) If Beale St. Could Talk (Hulu) King in… [Read More]
Effective Tuesday, Johnson will retire, handing control of California’s largest utility to a successor who also faces a new set of problems. The task of the next top executive, Bill Smith, is to keep the company stable while beginning to steer it away from its catastrophic past.
America faces a crisis on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. As organized labor, we must urgently address all three with precision and purpose. They cannot be fixed separately. On June 17, 2020, the National AFL-CIO organized the “Workers First” nationwide day of action for racial… [Read More]
Outside line dispatch operating hours: 7am – 9am and 1pm – 4:30pm Application requests received after 4:30 pm will be sent out the next business day IBEW 1245 outside line dispatch has instituted new procedures during COVID 19. Please be prepared to complete the following steps if you wish to sign the books at IBEW… [Read More]