On July 8, IBEW 1245 member Dave Worstein was in Corcoran, California at work on a high speed rail project underway there, when his day became anything but ordinary. Worstein has 40 years in the trade at PG&E, and he’s currently contracting for Canus. His job involves inspecting underground vaults and conduits so that overhead… [Read More]
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.
For over a year, the IBEW 1245 organizing team has been hosting monthly meetings for PG&E retirees from northern California. Led by Staff Organizer Fred Ross, the group has grown to upwards of 30 retirees, who have enjoyed gathering at the Hall, sharing their personal updates and learning about the latest new from the union,… [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.
13-Year IBEW 1245 member Chris Risley, who works as a Chemical & Radiation Technician at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon power plant, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during COVID 19.
Four-year IBEW 1245 member Candace Koff, who works as a Police Records Technician at the City of Lompoc, describes her experience as an essential worker on the job during COVID 19.
Congratulations to six-year IBEW 1245 member Gary Hoch, who has won the IBEW 1245 quarterly photo contest! Ordinarily, Brother Hoch, who works as a GC Lineman for PG&E out of Antioch, would be invited to the next Advisory Council meeting so that the union leadership can recognize him and present him with his $500 in person…. [Read More]
For more than three months, we have been working with our members and signatory employers on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. After several encouraging weeks, we are seeing record numbers of new infections in California and Nevada. It is not a disease to be taken lightly. Transmission of the mutated virus is frighteningly easy, and there is… [Read More]
COVID-19 has resulted in a massive spike in unemployment, and now, more and more jobless workers are endeavoring to make ends meet through app-based services like Uber and Lyft. For these workers in the ‘gig economy,’ exploitation and wage theft run rampant, and the corporations do everything in their power to prevent the workers from… [Read More]
After months of weathering management’s aggressive anti-union campaign, a group of Enel Green Power workers in Nevada and Utah won their election to become represented by Local 1245. The company’s union-busting efforts created a tense atmosphere of division and fear, but when the ballots were counted on June 23, the victory went to IBEW by… [Read More]