WORK PICTURE California Work is steady and slowly increasing in California. We currently have crews working all over the State. Abercrombie Pipeline was awarded the Oroville Dam project. They are expecting to have a total of 50 to 60 members work six ten-hour days and more, staring mid-July. The Trailer Park project is still in… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 is once again sponsoring journeyman teams and apprentices to travel to Kansas for the 34th Annual International Lineman’s Rodeo and Expo, Oct. 11-14, 2017. All IBEW Local 1245 Journeyman Linemen (Non-PG&E) who are members in good standing are eligible to apply. All IBEW Local 1245 Apprentice Linemen (non-PG&E) who have completed one… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 members in Outside Construction have overwhelmingly ratified a new agreement, by a margin of 94% Yes to 6% No. The official vote tally can be viewed here. The agreement with NECA also applies to IBEW Local 47 Outside Construction members, who similarly voted to approve the agreement, 93% Yes to 7% No…. [Read More]
On April 24, 2017, IBEW Local 1245 and Local 47 reached a tentative agreement with Western Line Chapter of NECA. The IBEW negotiating committees made it clear that they wanted to see enhancements in retirement and medical, and we feel the tentative agreement achieved that goal. The total package is worth 15.7% over 5 years… [Read More]
WORK OUTLOOK In California, our members have been extremely busy because of multiple storms we’ve had, which have mainly been north of Santa Cruz. During one of the storms, a Lineman was burned due to electrical contact. This incident should serve as a reminder to stay vigilant, make sure of the circuit being worked on,… [Read More]
For nearly 50 years, the Oroville Dam has provided critical flood control, valuable hydroelectric power and essential irrigation as a key component of the California State Water Project. But in February of 2017, all of that changed, and the Dam quickly transformed from a powerful resource to a potential threat. After a series of massive… [Read More]
As usual, work slowed just a little as we closed out the previous year, with most of the membership and contractors taking a little time off after a busy 2016. The series of storms that swept through in January of 2017 changed that a bit, although we didn’t really see a big increase in man-hours,… [Read More]
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From its picturesque snow-covered vistas to its epic ski slopes, Lake Tahoe is the quintessential winter-time tourist destination. A big blizzard is generally a celebrated event in the Tahoe area, especially given the fact that the past few years have brought little snow to the mountains. But this winter, the extreme drought finally ended, and… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 will be hosting an OSHA 10 class Feb 3-4 at the union hall in Vacaville. Members who are interested in taking the class should contact Caitlin at (707) 452-2727. More information can be found here.