Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s 24,000 employees don’t know what the company will look like when it emerges from its complex bankruptcy reorganization, a process it started Tuesday, but the largest worker union says it will oppose efforts to break up the business or make it publicly owned.
In response to PG&E’s Chapter 11 filing on Jan. 29, 2019, IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell issued the following statement: “At this point, we do not know exactly what the utility will look like once it emerges from bankruptcy. However, we remain fully committed to protecting our members’ jobs, as well as the wages… [Read More]
A city takeover of PG&E would complicate, not fix, the energy challenges we face. IBEW union members work at nearly every publicly-owned utility in Central and Northern California — we are in no way opposed to public power. But, let me remind you, the voters of San Francisco have twice rejected the city purchasing and administering… [Read More]
The largest union representing Pacific Gas & Electric employees said a judge’s proposed wildfire prevention plan is impossible to implement, citing its costs and inadequate staffing.
After an extensive and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017 Fire Siege, was caused by a private electrical system adjacent to a residential structure. CAL FIRE investigators did not identify any violations of state law, Public Resources Code, related to the cause of this fire.
“For the good of our state, we must focus on how we can safely adapt our systems to what Jerry Brown described as “the new abnormal.” If we don’t, every Californian will be paying the price for policies that don’t match our priorities,” IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell writes in CalMatters.
PG&E workers have been out in force across the Bay Area in wind and rain, restoring power lines downed by this week’s storm. This all comes as the workers face the harsh reality of the company’s intent to file for bankruptcy in just a few weeks. (cross-posted from KTVU)
PG&E Corporation disclosed this morning that it and its regulated utility subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company expect to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with $5.5 billion in committed DIP financing on or around Jan. 29. In an 8-K this morning, PG&E said it is facing “extraordinary challenges relating to a series of catastrophic… [Read More]