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.
An attorney for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. defended the company’s tree trimming to a federal judge Tuesday, describing its efforts to prevent more wildfires by heavily clearing vegetation around power lines as necessary and unprecedented in reach, even while conceding some major flaws in the program.
Unit #4721, Hayward/Newark (Davey Tree), has relocated its meeting to Round Table Pizza at 5544 Thornton Ave, Newark CA. The unit meeting time and dates will remain the same. –Junior Ornelas, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Desplácese hacia abajo para español. When tree branches come into contact with power lines, it can result in an outage – or even a fire. And thanks to a very wet and rainy winter, the foliage in California is exceptionally abundant and fast-growing this year. With fire season upon us, IBEW 1245’s line clearance tree… [Read More]
Three-year IBEW 1245 member Troy Steen has won the IBEW 1245 quarterly photo contest. His winning photo, shown here, depicts fellow IBEW 1245 member Walter Wroten, a climber working for Davey Tree, on a line clearance tree trimming job near Colfax, CA. Steen captured the photo from a 100ft bucket truck. Brother Steen was unable… [Read More]
Desplácese hacia abajo para español. It has been a very hectic year for everyone in this work group. 2018 ended with a lot of uncertainties and 2019 began with a lot of changes. Between new contractors, a lot of movement with members changing companies and/or locations, and the PG&E bankruptcy, there has no shortage of… [Read More]
Beyond the tight labor market, there is the challenge of enlisting a certain kind of worker for the difficult and dangerous job. To trim trees well, especially the 200-footers in the Sierra Nevada forests, contractors must be strong and agile, and able to handle fear and adrenaline surges.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s contract with one of its largest tree-trimming contractors ended as state regulators and a federal judge ratcheted up the pressure to bolster the utility’s vegetation management program.