It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of 26-year-old Colby Kyle, an outside line traveler from IBEW Local 852 out of Mississippi. Brother Kyle had been working in IBEW 1245’s jurisdiction for approximately five months, and according to police reports, he was driving a line truck for Wilson Construction in the… [Read More]
The affluent Bay Area suburb of Orinda, CA is situated just outside the Caldecott Tunnel, adjacent to Tilden Regional Park. About 25% of the town is classified as a very high fire-hazard severity zone, and IBEW 1245 outside construction members have been assisting PG&E to harden the utility infrastructure in the hills of Orinda in… [Read More]
On Tuesday October 8, IBEW 1245 member Michael Carey was involved in a work related accident in California that has left him in critical condition. Brother Carey, and outside line traveler, was working in Local 47’s jurisdiction in southern California at the time of the accident. He is now in a medically induced coma while… [Read More]
WORK PICTURE California The work picture has remained strong since the beginning of the year, and as we’ve reported before, there does not seem to be an end in sight. The Local 1245 dispatch office continues to dispatch workers at record numbers, with a total of 6,114 total dispatches as of the end of September…. [Read More]
Unit #4911, Outside Construction, has changed its September unit meeting date to the 10th. The meeting time and location will remain the same. –Ralph Kenyon, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Applications can ONLY be submitted online through the JATC website and will not be available until October 14, 2019.
Brother Derek Weidner is a traveling lineman from Texas out of IBEW Local 66. He came to California earlier this year and had been working in Local 1245 territory for several months before he went missing. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the authorities immediately.
The IBEW urgently needs your help to protect our training programs from a pending federal rule that would let businesses run shoddy apprenticeships with minimal standards, oversight and pay. For now, the construction industry is excluded from the Department of Labor’s proposed Apprenticeship Rule. Public comments being submitted now will help determine whether the exemption… [Read More]
UPDATE 8/2: Update 8/2: A GoFundMe has been set up for the Ruhnke family. Please contribute what you can using the link below. UPDATE 7/30: The member who passed away has been identified as Logan Grant Ruhnke, age 33, of Perry, Kansas. He was a member of IBEW Local 304, and he leaves behind a loving… [Read More]
Last year, the South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission approved a proposal to improve Verizon cell service in the area by attaching a series of signal boosters to the tops of certain utility poles. In order to make this happen, the poles, which belong to Liberty Utilities, would need to be extended above the 14.4 KV… [Read More]