Thirteen-year IBEW 1245 member Mark Goodwin has joined the IBEW 1245 staff as a Business Rep. He will be working with members in PG&E’s East Bay/Mission Division.
Brother Goodwin started off his 1245 career working with Wellington as an installer, then transitioned to PG&E hiring hall T300 installer, before landing a position as a PG&E gas service rep in Modesto. For the past three months, he has been filling in as temporary business rep for Local 1245.
Goodwin has served as a shop steward, organizing steward and safety steward. He’s on 1245’s Control the Pressure peer safety committee, Review Committee, and Field Services Labor Management committee. He has also served as Modesto unit chair, facilitated new employee orientations, and volunteered his time on behalf of the union for numerous campaigns.
“I decided to come on staff because I love what this union represents and what this union does for all its members,” said Goodwin. “My favorite thing about being an IBEW 1245 member is what is has provided and afforded for me and my family — the unity, security, and protections that come along with it as well.”
Goodwin will be replacing Business Rep Marty Finnerty, who stepped down from his position at the union for personal reasons.
“I really enjoyed working on staff, especially because of the brotherhood and camaraderie that this local provides,” said Finnerty. “IBEW 1245 is a great organization from the top down, with excellent leadership and strong representation. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to experience it, even for a short time.”