During a recent camping trip, PG&E Oakdale Lineman Jeff Jones, a 16 year member of IBEW 1245, was seriously injured by a generator malfunction. He was immediately airlifted to UCD Hospital in Sacramento, and is now a facing a lengthy recovery. His family could use our support during this challenging time. Cash donations can be given to… [Read More]
Managing California’s gas pipeline, which runs all the way from the Oregon border in the north to the Arizona border in the south, is a herculean endeavor, with numerous natural and man-made factors that could impact the system at any given time. Fortunately for all Californians who count of safe and reliable gas, the highly… [Read More]
This morning, PG&E announced that President and COO Nick Stavropoulos will be retiring from his position at PG&E. When Nick came to PG&E seven years ago, he brought with him an unprecedented degree of expertise on gas ops and pipeline related issues, as well as a knack for problem-solving. At that time, PG&E was still… [Read More]
By affirming that malice could not be established in PG&E’s risk management controls and fire mitigation efforts, the ruling could provide a legal precedent to support the utility regarding its potential liability for other wildfires.
California lawmakers will consider changes to the state’s policies regarding wildfires and utility liability, following a devastating fire season that has left Pacific Gas & Electric raising the possibility of bankruptcy.
SB 1090, IBEW 1245’s sponsored legislation to restore the original Joint Proposal Agreement at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (including the original 25% retention package, not the 15% that the PUC awarded) has passed the California State Senate, and faced its first hearing in the Assembly before the Utilities and Energy Committee on June 27…. [Read More]
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we announce the devastating passing of 12-year IBEW 1245 member Timothy Gillaspie, who was shot and killed at a dinner party in Santa Rosa while trying to protect his friends and family from the gunman. Brother Gillaspie was a respected PG&E Compliance Inspector, as well as a… [Read More]
On June 12, 2018, IBEW 1245 announced a proposed two-year contract extension for physical and clerical members at PG&E. The terms of this extension are outlined in Letter Agreement 18-09. WHAT DOES THE EXTENSION INCLUDE? A 3% general wage increase for 2020 and a 3% general wage increase for 2021. No other changes would be… [Read More]
PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric, announced today in an 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will record a $2.5 billion pre-tax charge related to deadly wildfires in Northern California last year.
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has warned state lawmakers that it may need to declare bankruptcy or reorganize, depending on its liability for the wildfires that devastated parts of California in October, 2017, a Sacramento CBS affiliate reports.