Every day since November 8th when the Camp Fire started, members of the labor union which I lead have been working to rebuild the gas and electric systems of Paradise, Magalia, and Concow. In the early hours of the fire they risked their lives to help evacuate those with no way to get out. Since… [Read More]
International President Emeritus Edwin D. Hill, a transformative trade unionist who modernized and shepharded his beloved IBEW through one of the deepest and most painful recessions in history, died Saturday, Dec. 1. He was 81.
Diablo Canyon’s closure agreement was a result of workers, local policymakers, environmental advocates, utilities and regulators’ understanding that it was in no one’s interest to shut down the plant immediately, and in everyone’s best interest to build a long, seven-year runway.
California’s head utility regulator said Thursday he does not want utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) to go bankrupt over escalating costs related to California’s record wildfire season, sending shares soaring in after-hours trading.
Crediting member-to-member outreach, Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245 reports that less than 1 percent of the 2,400 public employees it represents have stopped paying the agency fees that support bargaining unit work.
PG&E said that one of its contractors had sent a notification about upcoming work on a different transmission line than the one that is under scrutiny in connection with the Camp Fire.
With ballots still being counted in some races, this much is certain: At least 743 past and present union members will give voice to workers in statehouses, Congress and other political offices when new sessions convene in January.
In a stunning victory for IBEW 1245 members and the customers that they serve, the California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously approved an alternative proposed decision on modifying the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA). This newly adopted methodology will alleviate the unfair cost shifting that has plagued California’s energy marketplace for years. The PCIA is the fee… [Read More]
Electricity grids across the nation are undergoing a rapid transition. The principal contributor to this transition is the increased deployment of renewable energy resources by utilities, driven in part by declining costs of these resources relative to conventional, fossil-fired resources. A second factor contributing to the current grid transition is increased adoption of distributed energy… [Read More]
1,250 United Steelworkers members have been locked out by National Grid for nearly three months, with no end to a fierce contract dispute in sight. Every day, the locked-out workers are out picketing company facilities, holding demonstrations, heckling replacement workers, and documenting what they say are numerous safety violations by inexperienced contractors and supervisors now… [Read More]