It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of 37-year IBEW 1245 member Steve Wink, who lost his life at the age of 60 while working the LNU Complex Fire in Vacaville. According to preliminary reports, he was assisting first responders in the fire zone at the time of his passing…. [Read More]
Conditions in Vacaville today (Aug. 20) are as bad, if not worse, than yesterday. The IBEW 1245 Hall will remain closed for normal business. Dispatch will be operating remotely. We are keeping our brothers and sisters and their families that are directly affected by these fires in our thoughts and prayers. –Anthony Brown, IBEW 1245… [Read More]
Due to unhealthy air quality and other safety considerations, the IBEW 1245 Union Hall is closing for business for the remainder of the day (Aug. 19, 2020). Outside Line Dispatch will be operating remotely. We will monitor the situation throughout the day and overnight to determine if we will open our facility tomorrow. Please stay… [Read More]
In the summer before every General Election, representatives from hundreds of unions across California come together for the California Labor Federation’s Biennial Convention, where they discuss endorsements for state-level electoral races and ballot measures, policy positions, and other important matters. Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, this year’s Biennial took place virtually on Zoom, with… [Read More]
There may be a lot of us who do not support or would vote for a Democrat in 2020. I had mixed feeling myself in 2016. But we need to look beyond ideology and confront reality. Are we or the country better off over the last four years? For myself as a retiree, I got… [Read More]
In my lifetime, our country has never been as politically divided as it is today. What I am writing today is not about politics, it is about people. With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the presumptive nominees for Democratic party, we have two politicians who have personal relationships with Local 1245. I spent the day… [Read More]
Eight-Year IBEW 1245 member Gary Zuniga, who works as a lineman for PG&E in Hayward, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during COVID 19.
The IBEW 1245 members at Liberty Energy have approved a three-year extension to the current agreement. The extension includes 3% general wage increases in each year, with no other changes to the current contract. –Adam Weber, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Seven-year IBEW 1245 member Garrett Markwood has joined the IBEW 1245 staff as a Business Representative. Brother Markwood will be working with Local 1245 members at PG&E in the East Bay and Mission areas. Markwood began his career at PG&E in 2013 as a Gas Service Rep in San Rafael, and later transitioned into the… [Read More]
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.