California Work outlook continues to be strong, but we are beginning to see a slow-down as we approach the end of the year. As the utility is looking to save money, they are shifting a lot of the work that can be shifted to the internal workforce. This includes a few different work types and… [Read More]
Archives for October 2022
Congrats to 17-year IBEW 1245 member Troy Weese, who has won the 1245 quarterly photo contest! Brother Weese, a journeyman lineman who works for Modesto Irrigation District, was unable to accept his award in person, so his $500 check has been issued to him by mail. All IBEW 1245 members in good standing are eligible… [Read More]
This position is part of the WAPA-SNR-Sierra Nevada Region. As a Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic (Meter & Relay), you will maintain, repair, modify, program, install and commission power system substation protection control, monitoring and metering equipment. If you are not currently a WAPA journeyman you will receive entry-level pay with the possibility of promotion to… [Read More]
Known as the “City of Arts and Flowers,” the scenic, balmy city of Lompoc, CA is a hidden gem on California’s Central Coast. The palm trees, beaches, vineyards and Spanish style architecture make for an attractive home for Lompoc’s 45,000 residents – and the IBEW 1245 members who are employed by the City are dedicated… [Read More]
Ten-year IBEW 1245 member Melissa Echeverria has joined the union staff as an organizer. She previously worked for PG&E at the Fresno contact center, and has been assisting 1245 with workforce development projects in a temporary capacity since February 2022. “”When my career began with PG&E, I knew I wanted to be an advocate for… [Read More]
When PG&E’s meters, regulators and other gas and electric equipment need a checkup (or are ready to check out), they come to the hard-working IBEW 1245 members at the Gas and Electric Meter Service (GEMS) facility in Fremont. PG&E Utility Worker Diamond Williams works in the electric meter shop, sorting each piece of equipment to… [Read More]
The City of Roseville October Unit meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 18. –Charley Souders, IBW 1245 Business Representative
See the candidates and ballot measures that IBEW 1245 is supporting in your area.
More than 75 vehicles owned by IBEW members and PG&E employees were on display at the second annual car show.
This is the second gas utility conference of its kind that I have had the privilege of attending, and they feel very new each time. There’s a different atmosphere among union members all attending for the common good (compared to a meeting sponsored by the company you are employed by). In this case, the future… [Read More]