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]
California Work has slowly increased over the past month as COVID 19 restrictions have lifted a little. One of the restrictions removed was the 14-day self-quarantine of individuals who’ve travelled by air, domestic or internationally. It is possible that restrictions could be reinstated depending on PG&E and local government guidelines. Face coverings are still required… [Read More]
Outside line dispatch operating hours: 7am – 9am and 1pm – 4:30pm Application requests received after 4:30 pm will be sent out the next business day UPDATE: Effective Monday, August 17th, nobody may enter the IBEW 1245 union hall unless their temperature has been taken by our security guard and it registers less than 100… [Read More]
It’s with great sorrow that we announce the passing of two IBEW members — IBEW Local 676 Journeyman Lineman Jimmy Wasdin, age 41, and IBEW Local 1245 Fourth Step Apprentice Lineman Travis Shull, age 29 — who lost their lives in a workplace accident near Fairfield, CA on June 2, 2020. Details are still emerging,… [Read More]
5-year IBEW 1245 member Bernard Ware, who works as a journeyman lineman for Alvah Contractors, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
IBEW 1245 Outside Construction Gas and Electric Inspectors have voted overwhelmingly to approve their respective tentative agreements. Electric Inspector Agreement YES 142 NO 3 Gas Inspector Agreement YES 67 NO 0 View the official vote tally here.
WORK PICTURE California The first couple of months of 2020 started a little slower, compared to what had become the norm for 2019. The work plan wasn’t where is should have been with most of the work to begin to pick up after the first quarter, and the COVID -19 pandemic has put a lot… [Read More]
Washing your gloves and sleeves with mild soap as outlined in the ASTM F496 standard is the best way to ensure your gloves and sleeves are clean. Per the standard, “The gloves and sleeves shall be washed with a mild soap or mild detergent and water. After washing, the gloves and sleeves shall be thoroughly… [Read More]