COVID-19 and Coronavirus News and Updates
16-year IBEW 1245 member Ken Ward, who works as a lineman for PG&E in San Francisco, describes his experience as an essential worker during COVID 19.
In early July, about two dozen IBEW members from PG&E began work on a large-scale tower re-insulation project, spanning from the Los Banos substation all the way to the Midway sub in Buttonwillow, about 120 miles away. “This job contains three different clearances on three different 500 kV lines,” explained GC Subforeman Gene Brock. “The… [Read More]
As part of our ongoing effort to keep members and staffers safe and healthy during the COVID 19 outbreak, access to our union hall and dispatch office are limited to the hours of 7am-9am, and 1pm-5pm. Temperature checks will be administered to all visitors and staff before being admitted into the union hall. Face coverings… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 has received a number of questions regarding PG&E’s new policy requiring members to use the “LiveSafe” program to report their daily health check. As always, the safety and security of our members remains our #1 priority, and while we are all working together to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible,… [Read More]
desplazarse hacia abajo para español 2020 started out fast and furious, and Local 1245 had close to 6,000 Line Clearance Tree Trimmers (LCTTs) on property, picking up where things left off in 2019. Our members have done a tremendous job in tree removals, clearing 1,400 miles of line during the first half of the year,… [Read More]
Four-year IBEW 1245 member Danielle Bonds, who works as a Customer Service Rep at PG&E’s Sacramento Contact Center, describes her experience as an essential worker during COVID 19.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all IBEW 1245 unit meetings are cancelled for the month of August. If you have questions or concerns that you would ordinarily raise at your unit meeting, please feel free to contact your Business Rep.
In response to a petition for reinstatement of the COVID 19 premium, PG&E’s head of human resources wrote this: “Thanks for your message, and I understand your concern. We are starting to see greater numbers of positive cases, both in the state and at our company. We are now in a new situation that will… [Read More]
Two-year IBEW 1245 member Teresa Olson, who works as a communications supervisor at the City of Vallejo Police Dept, describes her experience on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.