When an IBEW outside construction crew from Summit Line was tasked with replacing the deadend insulators on the Alfred Zampa (Carquinez) bridge in October, they took advantage of the opportunity to fly the IBEW 1245 flag, as well as the American flag, over the westbound span of the bridge that connects Solano and Contra Costa… [Read More]
We regret to announce the sudden passing of IBEW 1245 member Christopher Sunderland. Brother Sunderland was initiated into the IBEW in 2012, and was a 6th step apprentice lineman working for Par West in Clearlake at the time of his passing. The obituary reads: Christopher Michael Sunderland was born to Jennifer R Shaw and Jim… [Read More]
On March 10, longtime IBEW member and journeyman lineman Phil Merlino and his crew were involved in a near fatal, train/equipment collision in San Bruno, CA while working on the “The Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP)” — upgrading and electrifying Caltrain’s 51-mile doubletrack commuter rail system from the 4th and King Caltrain Station in San… [Read More]
Five-year IBEW 1245 member Rocky Cardona’s life changed in an instant when a car crash took the life of his 14-year-old daughter and put his wife into the hospital. Cardona’s late daughter Marissa was a talented softball player, and Brother Cardona was a regular fixture at all of her games, even when work took him… [Read More]
The California-Nevada Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee offers a complete apprenticeship program comprised of home study, classroom instruction, and 7,000 hours of on-the-job training.
Please note that the deadline to submit proposals has been changed to March 21, 2022. THE PROPOSAL PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.
The next OSHA 10 ET&D class at the Cal-Nev JATC Woodland facility will be on February 25 and 26. Click here to register.
California Work outlook remains strong throughout Local 1245’s jurisdiction, and we expect this trend to continue for many years to come. In December of 2021, winter storms hit California hard, resulting in a significant amount of damage to the power system, and crews came in from all over to assist. Many worked through the holidays,… [Read More]
On a crystal clear, chilly winter day in December, hundreds of labor, management and government leaders, as well as IBEW members and California-Nevada JATC trustees, came together to celebrate the grand opening of the Cal-Nev Joint Apprentice Training Center (JATC)’s state-of-the art facility in Woodland, California. Attendees gathered in the JATC’s brand-new equipment building known… [Read More]
After completing a pole change-out, a three-man IBEW crew working for Intren out of Sutter Creek was headed back to the yard when they noticed flames coming from a nearby intersection. As they got closer, they could see a car on fire on the side of the road. Flames were coming from underneath the hood… [Read More]