IBEW and PG&E go way back. The IBEW had already organized several local unions at California Gas and Electric when that company merged with San Francisco Gas and Electric to form PG&E in 1905. Check out our IBEW Local 1245 History to learn how the union developed into the force that we are today.
IBEW 1245 represents about 12,000 PG&E employees in Physical and Clerical classifications. Our labor agreements at PG&E through the years have set the standard for the utility industry. And we’re not done yet!
The union’s enforcement of these agreements through the grievance procedure has produced many additional documents that clarify and expand on these rights. Union stewards rely on these documents–which can be located through the PG&E Contract Section Index–to protect members’ rights in the workplace.
Want to find out which Local 1245 Business Representative is responsible for representing members at your location? Check the Directory of Business Representatives.
The utility industry is not as stable as it used to be. Utilities are subject to mergers and takeovers, and to a changing regulatory environment. When it comes to protecting your standard of living and your rights on the job, the union is the most important protection you have.
You can help strengthen your union by participating. Attend your monthly unit meeting. Keep up with the latest news on the IBEW 1245 website and Facebook page. Volunteer to be a Shop Steward, Safety Steward or Organizing Steward. Get involved in our community service projects, sporting events and/or political action. You need your union, and your union needs you!