On April 11 Mirant Energy and RRI Energy announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to create GenOn Energy. GenOn will become one of the nation’s largest independent power producers with 24,700 megawatts of generation. Mirant Energy consists of 11 power generation plants in 5 different states while RRI Energy’s fleet of power generation… [Read More]
Gregg Bargas has temporarily assumed business representative responsibilities for Bill Brill for the next several weeks while Brill is on personal leave. Bargas, a 16-year member of IBEW, will cover Brill’s PG&E assignment area. Members needing assistance can contact Bargas at 408-206-3146.
By Bud Huss On February 18, four retired electricians–Les Lucas, Ron Ripley, Ken Rawles and I–went to the Suisun City Hall to attend Congressman John Garamendi’s Town Hall Meeting. The front entrance to the City Hall was crowded with Tea Party protesters, who carried signs with their normal slogans and insults to the President and… [Read More]
Three employees of TransCanada have chosen to be represented by IBEW Local 1245. The National Labor Relations Board certified the vote in favor of the union on April 1, 2010. Local 1245 already represents over 50 employees at TransCanada. Two of the new members are located in Reno, NV. The third is located in Susanville,… [Read More]
Janval “JV” Macor has been hired by Local 1245 as a business representative to take over the North Bay PG&E assignment formerly held by Business Rep. Joe Osterlund, who now has the East Bay assignment. Macor, 43, began work for the union on March 22. He was initiated into the IBEW in 1986 at Florida… [Read More]
About 60 Local 1245 linemen from various employers met in Vacaville on April 1, 2010 to start creating a linemen-to-linemen safety program. The linemen gathering–the third such meeting in less than a year devoted specifically to line safety concerns–was given special urgency by the death of PG&E Lineman Max Martinez on March 17. The accident… [Read More]