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]
On August 14, the Caldor Fire erupted a few miles south of Grizzly Flats, and quickly spread across the region, destroying more than a thousand structures and unsettling dozens of communities. As of this writing on Sept. 20, the fire has burned over 219,000 acres and is 75% contained. The union is aware of at… [Read More]
As we enter the third quarter of 2021, we’re finally seeing the Covid 19 restrictions receding, but when we look at how we all conduct our business today compared to how we did at the start of 2020, there have certainly been a lot of changes. The one thing that has not changed, however, is… [Read More]
Haga clic aquí o desplácese hacia abajo para español There’s definitely no shortage of work in the vegetation management group here in 1245’s jurisdiction with approximately 3,500 workers performing this work on PG&E property alone. Recently, several contractors were facing lay-offs and furloughs, but we believe subsequent layoffs have been postponed as the need for… [Read More]
Desplácese hacia abajo para español It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of 19-year IBEW 1245 member Alfredo Gonzalez-Nieto, who lost his life to COVID-19 this week. Brother Gonzalez-Nieto worked as a line clearance tree trimmer for Mowbray’s on SMUD property. He was extremely well-respected by his co-workers, who raised… [Read More]
Haga clic aquí para español With the end of 2020, a year like no other that I can remember, I can’t help but look forward to the challenges of 2021. However, 2020 wasn’t all bad for Local 1245 members working in the tree industry, and many of our other work groups. It was the first… [Read More]