Working on energized high-voltage lines is a highly technical and potentially hazardous skill that requires extensive training.
Support for IBEW 1245 Journeyman Lineman Recovering From Foot Amputation
In February of 2022, IBEW 1245 member and 15-year Journeyman Lineman Jose Gonzalez suffered an injury which resulted in 14 fractures to his ankle. He has had six surgeries total since the incident, one of which was due to an infection in the bone, and resulted in the amputation of his foot about 7” below… [Read More]
Apply for the Cal-Nev JATC Line Apprenticeship (March 27-April 7)
The California-Nevada JATC will accept applications online for 10 days from March 27, 2023 until April 7, 2023.
Support for CalNev JATC Apprentice Who Sustained Spinal Cord Injury
CalNev JATC Apprentice and one-year member Cole Pickett was recently involved in a non-work related accident which has left him hospitalized with a potentially life altering spinal cord injury. His family could use our support as they embark on this difficult journey. Please donate what you can using the link below.
IBEW 1245 Hosts Informational Meetings in Fresno for Outside Line Members
This fall, IBEW 1245 hosted an informational meeting for outside line members in and around the Fresno area. The participation was exceptional, with nearly 60 members at the meeting — exceeding the capacity of the room we had rented at a local pizza restaurant. Our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 6-8pm…. [Read More]
Outside Line Report: Fall, 2022
California Work outlook continues to be strong, but we are beginning to see a slow-down as we approach the end of the year. As the utility is looking to save money, they are shifting a lot of the work that can be shifted to the internal workforce. This includes a few different work types and… [Read More]
Oct 28: Competent Person Class at Cal-Nev JATC in Woodland
The California-Nevada J.A.T.C. is offering a one-day competent person training class on October 28, 2022 starting at 7am at the California-Nevada J.A.T.C., 545 Santa Anita Drive, Woodland, CA 95776 There are only ten (10) spaces available for this class. To sign up for this class please visit www.calnevjatc.org. Click on the Web Services tab, then… [Read More]
Outside Construction Report: Summer, 2022
Outside Construction Contract Ratification The IBEW 1245/47 Outside Line agreement was ratified by the members this spring, with 86% voting YES, 13.75% voting NO and .25% contested/voided ballots. Read more. California Work outlooks remains strong and will continue to be for many years to come throughout Local 1245’s jurisdiction. System hardening is here to stay,… [Read More]
Undergrounding in Paradise
In 2018, the Camp Fire leveled the town of Paradise, California and the surrounding area, burning more than 150,000 acres and destroying 95% of the structures. For the past four years, IBEW 1245 crews have been assisting in the rebuilding of these communities. Recently, the Utility Reporter caught up with some 1245 outside line crews… [Read More]
Outside Line Agreement Ratified
The IBEW 1245/47 Outside Line agreement has been ratified by the members, with 86% voting YES, 13.75% voting NO and .25% contested/voided ballots.
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