The Utility Arborist prunes, shapes, and removes trees and vegetation using hand tools, power tools, and other equipment; operates aerial devices; and works from elevated platforms. A generous benefit package includes accrued paid leaves, holidays, health, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance along with a CALPERS retirement program and a retirement health insurance contribution.
Under direction, High Voltage Line Workers perform all classes of electrical power transmission and distribution system construction, maintenance and operation work. Three years line worker (post-apprenticeship) experience, successful completion of a certified rubber glove training program, and a CDL tank endorsement are desirable. Great benefits include a CALPERS retirement plan, a retiree health plan contribution and the… [Read More]
America faces a crisis on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. As organized labor, we must urgently address all three with precision and purpose. They cannot be fixed separately. On June 17, 2020, the National AFL-CIO organized the “Workers First” nationwide day of action for racial… [Read More]
Under general supervision; to perform skilled electrical maintenance and repair work of water and/or irrigation systems, pumps, and associated equipment located in Tri-Dam Power plants, dams and related facilities; and to do related work as required. Tri-Dam is a member of the IBEW 1245 union.
27-year IBEW 1245 member Dale Brewer, who works as an Electronic Technician for AC Transit, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
10-year IBEW member Oni Brown, who works as a utility supervisor at the City of Vallejo’s water department, compares his experience during Hurricane Katrina with his experience working during COVID-19.
The IBEW 1245 members at the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) have approved a two-year extension to their current agreement. General wages increases, which were agreed to separately, will be 3.27% effective Oct. 1, 2020, and 3.12% in October of 2021, with no other changes to the agreement. –Lou Mennel, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
IBEW 1245 has agreed to a one-year contract extension for members working at the Lassen Municipal Utility District (LMUD). The contract was set to expire on June 30, 2020, but will now be extended to June 30, 2021. The extension includes a 3% general wage increase, with no other changes to the agreement. –Mike Venturino,… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 members who work at South Feather Water and Power’s Water Treatment and Distribution Unit have ratified a one-year extension to their existing collective bargaining agreement, with a 3% general wage increase effective Jan. 1, 2020. The South Feather Board has also approve the agreement. The bargaining committee was made up of members… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 members at Sacramento Regional Transit have approved a one-year extension to the current collective bargaining agreement. The extension includes a 3% general wage increase, with no changes to the terms and conditions of the CBA. –Sheila Lawton, IBEW 1245 Business Rep