Jose Valencia, CSO Co-worker of Wasco, passed away while on leave and has been laid to rest. Jose started with PG&E as a CSR in the Fresno Contact Center in October of 2010. He transferred to our family in March of 2014 and worked in the Bakersfield Customer Service Office. He later transferred to the… [Read More]
Archives for October 2021
Our hearts go out to IBEW 1245 member Antoine Parker, a Service Rep at the Sacramento Contact Center, who tragically lost his wife, Savina (who previously also worked at the Contact Center) to COVID-19. The company has set up a vacation sale to support the family during this difficult time. Directions to contribute to the… [Read More]
After completing a pole change-out, a three-man IBEW crew working for Intren out of Sutter Creek was headed back to the yard when they noticed flames coming from a nearby intersection. As they got closer, they could see a car on fire on the side of the road. Flames were coming from underneath the hood… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 President Cecelia De La Torre administered the oath of office to five 1245 members as they were sworn in to their new seats on the union’s Advisory Council during the October meeting. Pictured from left: Jennifer Threlfall assumed the General Construction of PG&E At-Large (3) seat; Doug Sanders has stepped into the seat… [Read More]
In our line of work, there’s a code. It’s about having each other’s backs, putting our lives and our families above any company’s bottom line.
Congrats to nine-year IBEW 1245 member Michael Webber-Smith, who is the winner of the IBEW 1245 quarterly photo contest! His unique image depicts a PAR outside line crew out of Moss Landing, working on an A-tag 115kv three-pole change out in Corralitos, CA. Brother Webber-Smith and his eye-catching photo were recognized and admired at the… [Read More]
Work outlook continues to be strong in both Northern California as well as Nevada, with no shortage of work just of manpower. All types of work, including distribution, transmission, fire hardening, system inspections, tags work and surge arrestors are being performed throughout the jurisdiction. The restoration work from the recent destructive fires is also keeping… [Read More]
A summer of labor unrest at U.S. food manufacturers has stretched into fall, as pandemic-weary workers continue to strike for better pay.
After nine years on staff and 49 years as an IBEW member, IBEW 1245 Business Rep Richard Ingle is retiring from the union this winter. Below, Brother Ingle reflects on his career in his own words. My first job out of high school was at the oil field near Houston, Texas. I was earning about… [Read More]
Dozens of IBEW 1245 members were still hard at work on the Caldor Fire restoration when the Tahoe area got hit with an early-season snowstorm. “This is the first time I’ve ever worked fire damage with six inches of snow on the ground,” said David Wilkins, journeyman lineman out of Grass Valley GC. “We’re pretty… [Read More]