haga clic aquí para español Work continues to be very strong as there has been no change to the amount of line clearance tree trimming mileage committed to by PG&E in their 2022 wildfire mitigation plans. As part of the effort to reduce the risk of utility owned-equipment starting wildfires, the company plans to underground… [Read More]
As IBEW 1245 members, the VM Inspectors are earning anywhere from 50-100% over their previous wage. The agreement also comes with new benefits and countless improvements to their working conditions.
Upwards of 40 line clearance tree trimmer safety stewards and safety committee members met for IBEW 1245’s annual “Keep the Clearance” Peer-to-Peer Safety Summit at the Sunrise Center in Vacaville on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Over the last six months, the number of safety stewards has more than doubled, thanks to outreach by safety committee… [Read More]
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 25-year IBEW 1245 member Benito Mendoza, who lost his life to COVID-19 complications on Jan. 29.
haga clic aquí para español 2021 ended with storms that produced near-record rain and snow falls, damaging many parts of the electrical system in many parts of IBEW 1245’s jurisdiction. Our LCTT members and new Vegetation Management Inspectors (VMI) members — along with many other sectors of IBEW 1245’s membership — worked long hours over… [Read More]
We are pleased to welcome our new Vegetation Management Inspector members to IBEW 1245! Below, we answer your most frequently asked questions.
In December of 2021, Francisco (Cisco) Ferreyra joined the IBEW 1245 staff as a business representative, supporting 1245 vegetation management members (including line clearance tree trimmers, VM inspectors, and pole test and treat) in the central east area. Brother Ferreya has worked in vegetation management for 17 years. He started out as a Groundman with… [Read More]
We are deeply saddened to report that three-year IBEW 1245 member and line clearance tree trimmer Miguel Flores sustained fatal injuries while driving from Eureka to Fresno on Dec. 30.
The agreements below are in their generic form, meaning the only thing different on the agreement your employer signed is the effective dates and the name of your employer on the agreement. Vegetation Management Inspector Agreement 1 2021-2025 Vegetation Management Inspector Agreement 2 2021-2025 It is important to point out that there are 2 different… [Read More]
haga clic aquí para español The amount of Vegetation Management work in IBEW Local 1245’s service area is second to none in this country, and the workgroup is getting larger. Local 1245 is seeing approximately 6,000 line clearance tree trimmers (LCTT) currently working in the jurisdiction. Earlier this year, IBEW 1245 Business Manager, Bob Dean… [Read More]