This week, the CPUC approved PG&E’s 2018 GRC request to close 10 of its local offices. The IBEW 1245 members at Auburn, Colusa, Davis, Kerman, Lakeport, Livermore, Oakhurst, Sanger, Walnut Creek and Wasco customer service offices have already been notified of the closures, and we remain strongly committed to protecting these members during the transition period. This includes finding openings in CSO offices and/or other lines of progression near where affected members live, finding other opportunities for those qualified for other positions, and advocating for voluntary severance opportunities as needed. View Letter Agreement 20-07 for more details.
Our members can rest assured that their jobs remain protected under the state legislation that IBEW 1245 helped pass, which guarantees no layoffs through 2025. That means that these and any subsequent office closures or consolidations during that time frame will not result in any involuntary job losses for IBEW 1245 members.
Nonetheless, we understand that this announcement may result in uncertainty and worry for some of the impacted members, especially with the holiday season upon us. Our business reps are available by phone and email to talk through any concerns or questions you might have. You can also reach out to me directly at BPC5@ibew1245.com.
–Bryan Carroll, IBEW 1245 Assistant Business Manager