Letter of Agreement 18-05 established the American Petroleum Institute 1169 (API 1169) and NACE International Institute Coating Inspector Program Level 2 (NACE CIP2) requirements for the General Construction (GC) Line of Progression (LOP) for ‘Inspection’. The additional requirements were in recognition of the importance of a highly trained inspection workforce to perform gas transmission pipeline… [Read More]
Archives for November 2021
USBR Unit Sponsors Redding Youth Soccer Team
In March of 2020, USBR/Keswick Unit #3218 donated $200 from the IBEW 1245 Community Fund to sponsor the Redding Youth Soccer League. The union recently received these photos as an expression of appreciation from the league.
IBEW 1245 Wins Six Awards from International Labor Communications Association
The International Labor Communications Association has recognized IBEW 1245’s communications program with six prestigious awards: Entry Title: Sequestered for Grid Security Award: First Place Category: Writing – Best Series – Best Series Entry Title: “The IBEW Had My Back – And I’m Going to Have Yours!” Award: First Place Category: Writing – Saul Miller Awards… [Read More]
Dean: Build Back Better Must Unlock Energy Storage Potential to Reduce Emissions (via RealClearEnergy)
As Congress debates the Build Back Better Act, one key provision designed to encourage rapid adoption of large-scale battery storage will, perversely, have the opposite effect. As currently drafted, it is not financially feasible for regulated utilities to install these modern, efficient batteries that are essential to ensure renewable energy sources, like wind and solar,… [Read More]
Workers at California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Vote to Join IBEW 1245
In a landslide election victory, workers at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) have voted 46-11 to join IBEW Local 1245.
Nov 19, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Update from IBEW 1245 Business Manager Bob Dean
There is good news on the subject of COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which should provide some sense of relief and clarity for our members.
Letter Agreement 21-50: GC Crews Temporary Per Diem Increase
The Company and Union discussed the urgent and immediate need to complete Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) work by December 31, 2021. Accordingly, General Construction (GC) Crews will be assigned to locations to support the completion of this work throughout the Company’s service territory and GC Crews may be required to perform work on overtime, including… [Read More]
Fed-OSHA Suspends COVID Vaccine Rule (via Cal-OSHA Reporter)
Fed-OSHA has halted enforcement and implementation of its controversial COVID vaccine mandate for employers with at least 100 employees. Acceding to a mandate from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, to “take no steps to implement or enforce” the emergency temporary standard Fed-OSHA affirms that it will obey the order. Multiple lawsuits filed in… [Read More]
Union Hall Hours for Thanksgiving Week
Please note that the IBEW 1245 union hall will be closing at 2pm on Nov 24, and will remain closed for Nov. 25 and 26 in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.
COVID-19 Claims Life of 19-Year IBEW 1245 Member Andrew Darby
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of 19-year IBEW 1245 member Andrew Darby, who lost his life to COVID-19 complications. Brother Darby, who worked for PG&E as a Distribution Gas System Operator in San Ramon, was extremely well-liked and respected by his co-workers. “We’re all in shock. It’s just… [Read More]