On September 22, an IBEW 1245 line crew from Rockstad Power was wrapping up work after a routine pole change-out when their day took an unexpected turn. As the crew was heading back to the Ukiah yard from Lakeport, they spotted a small brush fire, which apparently started when a pickup truck had lost its… [Read More]
As of Sept. 11, 2018, IBEW 1245 has 39 standing open Lineman calls in dispatch. Members can call the dispatch hotline after 5pm each day to get an update on calls.
WORK PICTURE The work picture throughout our jurisdiction remains very strong with no end in sight for both California and Nevada. We are routinely running unfilled calls for linemen, which remains a concern for the future as more and more work is being released. In addition to all the work with plenty of overtime, we… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 outside construction crews are hard at work on the preliminary development of Caltrain’s 50-mile rail electrification project from San Francisco to San Jose. The project, which broke ground last year, is providing ample work for dozens of IBEW members, who will continue on through the various phases of the job until the electrified… [Read More]
WORK PICTURE There is no shortage of work, only manpower. This is and will continue to be an issue, not only in our jurisdiction, but across the nation. The number of new linemen graduating from apprenticeship programs isn’t enough for the amount of work that needs to get done across the country. This, coupled with… [Read More]
Utility poles don’t last forever. After a butt test on a pole in Ukiah turned up signs of rot, a four-man IBEW crew from Wilson Construction was called in to change it out. Pole replacement jobs are par for the course in outside construction, but no job is without its challenges. Journeyman Lineman Foreman Brandon… [Read More]
WORK PICTURE As we move in to 2018, the overall work picture for Local 1245 construction looks very good, with a projected increase of about 30% in electric distribution work, and increases in other types of work as well. Some of this is due to work that wasn’t completed in 2017 due to the fires… [Read More]
North Bay Fire Storm Work In early October, a series of fires broke out in the North Bay that has left the region devastated. Since then, focus has been on restoration and trying to return some sense of normalcy to the area. As of October 19, there are 54 contract crews, as well as crews… [Read More]