Eighteen-year IBEW 1245 member and Par Electric Groundman Brent Beeler recently lost his life in a tragic accident. He leaves behind a wife and three children. Friends have set up a GoFundMe to support the family during this difficult time. Members may use the link below to contribute and leave a condolence message for the… [Read More]
Conditions in Vacaville today (Aug. 20) are as bad, if not worse, than yesterday. The IBEW 1245 Hall will remain closed for normal business. Dispatch will be operating remotely. We are keeping our brothers and sisters and their families that are directly affected by these fires in our thoughts and prayers. –Anthony Brown, IBEW 1245… [Read More]
Due to unhealthy air quality and other safety considerations, the IBEW 1245 Union Hall is closing for business for the remainder of the day (Aug. 19, 2020). Outside Line Dispatch will be operating remotely. We will monitor the situation throughout the day and overnight to determine if we will open our facility tomorrow. Please stay… [Read More]
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]
As part of our ongoing effort to keep members and staffers safe and healthy during the COVID 19 outbreak, access to our union hall and dispatch office are limited to the hours of 7am-9am, and 1pm-5pm. Temperature checks will be administered to all visitors and staff before being admitted into the union hall. Face coverings… [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 FACE COVERS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE UNION HALL. UPDATE: Effective Monday, August 17th, nobody may enter the IBEW 1245 union hall unless their temperature has been taken by… [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.