On September 30, 2015 a great man was taken from this earth. Cliff Bengs was a wonderful husband to Norie, loving father to Gillian and Ethan, and a hardworking lineman for PG&E. He was taken unexpectedly in a work related accident and his loss is being felt across our community and the utility industry. We would like… [Read More]
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of IBEW 1245 Lineman Clifford (Cliff) Bengs of Redding. Bengs, a 13-year member of Local 1245, was working as an Electric Crew Foreman at PG&E when he was involved in what appears to have been a rigging accident on Sept. 30 that took his life. “Our… [Read More]
The results of the PG&E contract ratification vote are in. Just under 11,000 ballots were mailed out, and 5,896 of the ballots were returned. Physical: Yes 1349 / No 3354 Clerical: Yes 652 / No 515 Benefits: Yes 1809 / No 3952 Since the physical and benefits agreements failed to garner enough votes, all Bargaining… [Read More]
Through the hard work of your bargaining committee and Business Manager Tom Dalzell, IBEW 1245 and PG&E have reached a tentative four year agreement that will provide for the highest wage increases amongst utility locals in the country while maintaining our many hard-fought protections.
Story by Rebecca Band Photos by John Storey IBEW 1245 members from PG&E competed in the National Gas Rodeo in Colorado Spring, CO for the third time this summer, and this year, the union was well represented. Of the 52 teams participating in this year’s Gas Rodeo, four of them were made up of IBEW… [Read More]