Nine-year IBEW 1245 member Phuong Tran has joined the union staff as a Business Rep. Tran will be working with PG&E members in San Francisco / Peninsula.
Born and raised in the East Bay, Brother Tran spent several years working as a weld inspector before hiring on at PG&E as a Gas Service Rep in 2012. Tran has demonstrated his dedication to the membership of Local 1245 by committing his time and energies to many different union functions over the last several years. In addition to serving as a Shop Steward since 2015, he has filled the role of East Bay Advisory Council Representative since 2018, as well as being appointed as a Safety Steward in support of the Control The Pressure Safety Committee in 2018. Additionally, he stepped up to the challenge of becoming an Organizing Steward in 2018, distinguishing himself through his energy, passion and drive. He has also represented the voice of the 1245 membership as a member of the ongoing Benefits Committee, as well the current Gas Field Service Ad Hoc Committee.
“The people who know me the best know that I really enjoy helping people, it’s a big part of my personality. I enjoyed being a Gas Service Rep and the nature of the job that put me in a position to help PG&E customers every day. I feel very fortunate and honored for the opportunity to join the staff at IBEW local 1245 as Business Rep, which continues to allow me the opportunity to help people in a much larger role and scale,” said Tran. “It is the honor of my life to serve and help my fellow union brothers and sisters as a Business Rep. I am very passionate about labor rights and worker rights and will continue to be in my new role.”
In his free time, Brother Tran enjoys sporting events, hiking, and sport shooting. He also loves traveling and experiencing new foods and cultures, and is recently and happily engaged to his girlfriend Laura.