During this difficult and uncertain COVID-19 outbreak, we understand that IBEW 1245 members at PG&E have questions and concerns. The union has been in contact with the company to get answers to the questions that have come up the most. The FAQ can be found below, and will be updated as needed to provide more… [Read More]
COVID-19 and Coronavirus News and Updates
With countries across Europe in lockdown to try to contain the virus, gas and power grid operators are scrambling to roll out emergency plans to make sure their control rooms are safe from infection and can keep critical infrastructure running.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective… [Read More]
On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or “Act”), H.R. 6201, which requires certain employers to provide employees with expanded sick leave and family leave (under the FMLA) for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Here are the important aspects of the new law: Covered Employers/Employees Under FFCRA, the paid… [Read More]
The health and wellness of our members remains our top priority. After much consideration, the decision has been made to postpone the 2020 IBEW/PG&E Gas Rodeo, which was originally scheduled for May 2. We hope to reschedule the event for a date TBD later this year.
It has been less than a week since states and major cities began instituting quarantines along with stay-home and shelter-in-place directives to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The full impacts on electricity usage are not yet known, but grid operators say demand is both shifting and falling. Data from overseas may give an indication of… [Read More]
The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced updated special tax relief for all California taxpayers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.