Out of concern for the health and safety of our members and staff, the annual Keep the Clearance (KTC) Tree Trimmer Safety Summit, which was originally scheduled for May 6, has been postponed to a later date TBD. We are continuously monitored the situation with COVID-19 and a new date for the summit will be… [Read More]
It is with a heavy heart that we report that earlier this week, an accident in Santa Rosa claimed the life a new IBEW 1245 member when the off-highway vehicle (OHV) he was driving went off the road and down an embankment. The member has been identified as David Romero-Mendoza, age 31. He was working… [Read More]
Desplazarse hacia abajo para español. It was a wild ending to an already very busy 2019 for the Line Clearance Tree Trimming (LCTT) groups. In 2019 we saw a major increase in new vegetation workers (from around 1,500 to well over 4,000 and still growing) as well as new contractors in Local 1245’s jurisdiction. This… [Read More]
U.S. District Judge William Alsup late Thursday told PG&E to explain why it’s still struggling to remove hazardous trees and limbs that could brush up against power lines and spark new fires. Alsup, in a written decision, said he might order PG&E to hire “sufficient crews and equipment to inspect and to trim and remove… [Read More]
In the 4th quarter 2019 edition of the Utility Reporter, the article on page 30 (“New IBEW 1245-Backed California Law Will Improve Training and Wages for Line Clearance Tree Trimmers”) erroneously states that SB 247 will go into effect in 2021. The actual implementation date for the new law is 2020. We apologize for the… [Read More]
desplazarse hacia abajo para español With the signing of SB 247 coinciding with the end of the current line clearance tree trimmer agreement, we’re expecting an interesting negotiation period, as the economic impacts of the new agreement are essentially enshrined in the new state law. Opening letters have been sent out, and we’re working to… [Read More]
desplazarse hacia abajo para español California’s hard-working line clearance tree trimmers deserve top-notch training, safe jobs and fair wages – and thanks to strong advocacy from IBEW Local 1245, a new state law will soon go into effect that enshrines these workplace standards into law for all IBEW tree trimmers. The law, SB 247, requires… [Read More]
The company said its ability to meet the tree-trimming target by the end of the year depends on whether it can “significantly increase the number of qualified personnel engaged” in the effort.