1964-2013 Earl Wiseman, an 11-year member of IBEW 1245, was found dead in his south Bakersfield home on July 5. Police were investigating the death as a homicide. Brother Wiseman, 49, was a groundman who’d made a career in the union’s Outside Construction department. Investigators say the body was found by Wiseman’s grandson in the… [Read More]
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IBEW member for 50 years, and an activist to the end She was initiated into IBEW Local 1245 on April 30, 1962—and her dues were still paid up. Helen Gan—a hard-working, big-hearted, and fervently pro-union woman—died April 15. Still working at age 76, she was a Senior Accounting Clerk II at PG&E, her employer for… [Read More]
Jon Fromer, labor’s troubadour, died Jan. 2 after a long battle with cancer. Fromer didn’t just sing songs, he sang beliefs and ideals, and he gladly promoted many of labor’s causes with a singing style that was pure heart. He composed original pieces, but also adopted labor’s time-honored tradition of taking popular tunes and turning… [Read More]
In memoriam: Curtis Zahourek Curtis Zahourek, a 24-year member of IBEW Local 1245, died on the job July 27. Brother Zahourek, an Outside Line member, fell approximately 60 feet from a transmission tower and died from the injuries he sustained. He was 47 years old. Local 1245 offers condolences to the friends, family and co-workers… [Read More]
IN MEMORIAM: HAROLD “LYNN” LOWERY IBEW Local 1245 member Harold “Lynn” Lowery was fatally injured in a fall on Oct. 7 while working on a pole replacement in Garberville, CA. Brother Lowery, a General Construction lineman for Pacific Gas & Electric, was initiated into the IBEW in 1979. He had been at PG&E since 1997…. [Read More]