This new law requires any new employee that has a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to be registered in this new database. The CDL holder must register themselves in the system before an employer can hire them. For our outside construction members, pre-registering can eliminate any potential issues when taking a new employer referral from the… [Read More]
WORK PICTURE California 2019 was a record year for employment in Local 1245’s Outside Line Construction group. This past year — which really began in December of 2018 and was full bore all the way through the end of 2019 — Local 1245 saw a record number of more than 7,000 dispatches, as well as… [Read More]
Fifty years ago, IBEW teamed up with the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) to establish the California-Nevada Power Lineman Apprenticeship Training Program (Cal-Nev JATC), a not-for-profit entity designed to ensure the electrical industry in our region would have a steady supply of qualified workers for generations to come. Over the past five decades, the Riverside,… [Read More]
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of 26-year-old Colby Kyle, an outside line traveler from IBEW Local 852 out of Mississippi. Brother Kyle had been working in IBEW 1245’s jurisdiction for approximately five months, and according to police reports, he was driving a line truck for Wilson Construction in the… [Read More]
The affluent Bay Area suburb of Orinda, CA is situated just outside the Caldecott Tunnel, adjacent to Tilden Regional Park. About 25% of the town is classified as a very high fire-hazard severity zone, and IBEW 1245 outside construction members have been assisting PG&E to harden the utility infrastructure in the hills of Orinda in… [Read More]
On Tuesday October 8, IBEW 1245 member Michael Carey was involved in a work related accident in California that has left him in critical condition. Brother Carey, and outside line traveler, was working in Local 47’s jurisdiction in southern California at the time of the accident. He is now in a medically induced coma while… [Read More]
WORK PICTURE California The work picture has remained strong since the beginning of the year, and as we’ve reported before, there does not seem to be an end in sight. The Local 1245 dispatch office continues to dispatch workers at record numbers, with a total of 6,114 total dispatches as of the end of September…. [Read More]
Unit #4911, Outside Construction, has changed its September unit meeting date to the 10th. The meeting time and location will remain the same. –Ralph Kenyon, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Applications can ONLY be submitted online through the JATC website and will not be available until October 14, 2019.
Brother Derek Weidner is a traveling lineman from Texas out of IBEW Local 66. He came to California earlier this year and had been working in Local 1245 territory for several months before he went missing. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the authorities immediately.