On January 14, PG&E gave notice as required by the wildfire bill from last summer that it intends to file for bankruptcy protection in 15 days. What is the notice? As part of the wildfire legislation that passed in California last summer (SB 901), we included language protecting workers. One of those protections is the… [Read More]
This afternoon, Geisha Williams announced that she is stepping down as PG&E’s CEO. John Simon, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, will serve as acting CEO while the Board conducts a search. We have worked well with John and expect a good working relationship. With no Chief Operating Officer, three recent high-level retirements in the electric department, and… [Read More]
An important message from IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell: Many of our members are asking about Saturday’s report by Bloomberg News that PG&E might post a notice on Monday telling employees that it intends to file for bankruptcy protection. Local 1245 does not make decisions or even comment on speculation. If PG&E files a… [Read More]
Over the last several years, our members and PG&E have made a concerted effort to reduce the number of third-party “dig-ins” with company gas lines. The vast majority of dig-ins were the result of poor excavating techniques by third parties working on sewer lines, water lines, fencing, and landscaping work or by the failure of the third party to… [Read More]
Tom Dalzell, Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245, which represents over 12,000 workers at PG&E, released the following statement today in response to Pacific Gas and Electric’s reported exploration of a gas system sale: “Nobody knows exactly what kind of sale of the gas business is possible, let alone likely…. [Read More]
In 2018, IBEW 1245 worked diligently to incorporate a number of key worker protections in the language of SB 901 (Dodd), the Wildfire Conference Committee bill, which would be triggered in the event of a change of ownership or bankruptcy of a California IOU, including PG&E. In either event, for full-time rank and file employees… [Read More]
This Memorandum of Understanding is to summarize recent discussions between the parties relating to Letter Agreement No. 18-08 and the temporary modification of bidding restrictions of LA R1-17-40, 16-17 and R1-05-17.