A jury trial on Pacific Gas and Electric’s liability for the 2017 Tubbs Fire will start Jan. 7 in San Francisco, a California judge ruled Monday, after rejecting PG&E’s requests to move the case to Santa Rosa and limit the number of plaintiffs.
On Thursday, Sept. 5, IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell gave a special briefing on the PG&E bankruptcy to a group of more than two dozen IBEW 1245 retirees. The retirees traveled from the Sacramento area, the Bay Area and the Central Valley to attend the briefing at the Local 1245 union hall in Vacaville…. [Read More]
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced Friday it has agreed in principle to an $11 billion settlement covering 85% of insurance claims related to the 2017 Northern California wildfires and 2018 Camp Fire.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. once had no shortage of political influence or friends willing to step up at California’s state Capitol when the company wanted something.
In November of 2018, the Camp Fire ravaged Butte County, claiming 85 lives, leveling the town of Paradise and demolishing more than 18,000 structures, including the homes of close to 100 IBEW 1245 members. In the wake of the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history, our dedicated members were among the first on… [Read More]
It seems notable that IBEW Local 1245, PG&E’s largest union, has registered its opposition to the idea of San Francisco taking over part of PG&E.
In the last couple months, IBEW 1245 has received numerous messages from concerned members regarding what, if anything, should be done in response to the PG&E Chapter 11 bankruptcy “proof of claim” forms that the Company has sent by mail to current employees and retirees, among others. After consultation with our bankruptcy attorneys, we have… [Read More]
The plan it submitted in federal court Monday kicks off the most contentious phase yet of a bankruptcy that’s attracted some of the biggest names in the financial world, including Pacific Investment Management Co. and Elliott Management Corp. Since the company’s collapse — what’s been described as climate change’s largest financial casualty to date —… [Read More]