California’s power grid operator delivered a blistering rebuke Monday to the state’s Public Utilities Commission, blaming the agency for rotating power outages — the first since the 2001 energy crisis — and warning of bigger blackouts to come.
Archives for August 2020
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is bracing for rolling outages through Wednesday, after a record-breaking heatwave in the Western U.S. strained energy supplies and necessitated power shut-offs that affected hundreds of thousands of customers over the weekend. California Gov. Gavin Newsom — who met with CAISO, as well as officials from the California Public Utilities Commission… [Read More]
In the summer before every General Election, representatives from hundreds of unions across California come together for the California Labor Federation’s Biennial Convention, where they discuss endorsements for state-level electoral races and ballot measures, policy positions, and other important matters. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, this year’s Biennial took place virtually on Zoom, with… [Read More]
There may be a lot of us who do not support or would vote for a Democrat in 2020. I had mixed feeling myself in 2016. But we need to look beyond ideology and confront reality. Are we or the country better off over the last four years? For myself as a retiree, I got… [Read More]
The parties met to discuss Division, Electric Field Operations, utilization of contractor “Combined Construction Management” (a.k.a. “CCM” and “Dock Crews”) *, to support business needs. The parties mutually agreed for the purposes of this agreement only, the Company may use signatory contractors and/or PG&E employees to inspect and coordinate contractor performed work and that when… [Read More]
35-year IBEW 1245 member Kim Wood passed away on July 27th. She will be greatly missed, and we would like to extend our prayers and thoughts to Kim’s family. Kim was a kind, giving, blissful and supportive person with an incredible smile. She was a ray of sunshine, not only to her co-workers, but to… [Read More]
In my lifetime, our country has never been as politically divided as it is today. What I am writing today is not about politics, it is about people. With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the presumptive nominees for Democratic party, we have two politicians who have personal relationships with Local 1245. I spent the day… [Read More]
Diablo Canyon is implementing a License Amendment which changes the Diablo Canyon emergency plan staffing such that Shift Control Technicians are no longer required for the onsite emergency plan watchbill. Because of this change, on-shift reliefs are no longer required. The purpose of this agreement is to establish a shift schedule which is needed to… [Read More]
Eight-Year IBEW 1245 member Gary Zuniga, who works as a lineman for PG&E in Hayward, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during COVID 19.
The IBEW 1245 members employed at Northrop Grumman in Sunnyvale have ratified a four-year contract by a vote of 15-3. The agreement includes annual wage increases of 3% in the first year, 2.75% in the second year, 2.75% in the third year, and 3% the fourth year, with no changes to medical or any other… [Read More]