Letter of Agreement 18-05 established the American Petroleum Institute 1169 (API 1169) and NACE International Institute Coating Inspector Program Level 2 (NACE CIP2) requirements for the General Construction (GC) Line of Progression (LOP) for ‘Inspection’. The additional requirements were in recognition of the importance of a highly trained inspection workforce to perform gas transmission pipeline… [Read More]
There is good news on the subject of COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which should provide some sense of relief and clarity for our members.
The Company and Union discussed the urgent and immediate need to complete Wildfire Mitigation Plan (WMP) work by December 31, 2021. Accordingly, General Construction (GC) Crews will be assigned to locations to support the completion of this work throughout the Company’s service territory and GC Crews may be required to perform work on overtime, including… [Read More]
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of 19-year IBEW 1245 member Andrew Darby, who lost his life to COVID-19 complications.
This week, 14-year IBEW 1245 member Shane Collins received PG&E’s prestigious Britton Award for the role that he played in apprehending a violent and extremely dangerous criminal in the Santa Cruz mountains last June. Collins, who works as a lineman for PG&E out of Santa Cruz, was out in the Ben Lomond area when spotted… [Read More]
The Company and Union discussed the current and continued business need to attract qualified Troubleman, even for temporary assignments, within the Bay Area. The parties agree to temporarily expand the premium eligibility provided under LA R1-19-17-PGE, to employees temporarily assigned to a Troubleman classification (includes: Transmission Troubleman – 50010431 and Troubleman – 50010432). To be… [Read More]
Twelve-year IBEW 1245 member Cory Winters was recently diagnosed with acute Leukemia and has been undergoing aggressive chemotherapy treatment for two weeks. Brother Winters, who works for PG&E as a materials handler in Fremont, will be off work for a significant period of time and his family could use our help to cover expenses during… [Read More]
On Nov. 3, 2021, Patti Poppe, PG&E’s CEO, announced that the Company has been deemed a Federal Contractor and subject to the Sept. 9, 2021 Executive Order on Covid-19 vaccine mandates. In response, we have demanded that PG&E negotiate over any action taken to comply with the Executive Order. READ MORE>>
The Company and Union recently met to discuss changes to the Transmission Mechanic Line of Progression with respect to the Commercial Driver’s License Addendum (CDLA) requirement. This Letter Agreement modifies the provisions of Letter Agreement 12-32, Attachment A, specific to the CDL Lists of Classifications that require a CDL or that utilize a CDL for… [Read More]
Our hearts go out to IBEW 1245 member Antoine Parker, a Service Rep at the Sacramento Contact Center, who tragically lost his wife, Savina (who previously also worked at the Contact Center) to COVID-19. The company has set up a vacation sale to support the family during this difficult time. Directions to contribute to the… [Read More]