Thirty-six-year IBEW 1245 member Marty Finnerty has joined the union staff as a business rep. He will be working with PG&E members in the Mission and East Bay areas.
Prior to coming on staff, Brother Finnerty worked for PG&E for nearly four decades in a variety of classifications, including Meter Reading, Revenue Protection, Gas Department, Customer Service, and most recently in the Materials Department as a Materials Lead in Concord.
The son of a longtime IBEW 1245 shop steward, Finnerty also served as an IBEW 1245 Shop Steward for the past 30+ years. He also sat on the union’s Advisory Council and Ballot Committees, and has represented 1245 as a conference delegate, a member of the labor management committee, and during information union pickets and rallies.
“Joining the IBEW 1245 staff is a great opportunity to build on my union experience and help people in a much larger role and scale,” Finnerty said. “I consider it an honor to be asked to join this staff, so for me it was a no-brainer, because I am 100% believer and supporter of union, what it stands for, and what it provides for its members — which is a fair reward for hard work. I really enjoy talking with the members I am meeting when in the field. I like to help people resolve their issues, and I feel like I’m making a difference for them.”
“It’s an honor to be a part of one of the largest, most powerful, recognized unions in this country. We are consistently approached by other unions to help support their needs, which shows the difference we have made in many facets of people’s lives,” he added.
Finnerty is a native San Franciscan, married with three adult children. In his free time, he’s cheering on his beloved Bay Area sports teams, especially the Giants and 49ers. He enjoys travel and seeing new places, both in the US and abroad. Some of his most memorable trips include seeing his daughter sing in a private recital at the Sistine Chapel in Rome with her high school choir, and a US baseball trip where he attended games at nine different ballparks in five different states.