The Agreement has been ratified by the members, with 95.5%% voting YES.
Mark Maumau Joins IBEW 1245 Staff
Twenty-one year IBEW member Mark Maumau has joined the IBEW 1245 staff as an Assistant Business Manager. He will be working with Local 1245 ‘s vegetation management/ line clearance tree trimmer group. Brother Maumau started his career right after high school when vhe enlisted in the US Marine Corps. He served in the Infantry Reserves… [Read More]
Tentative Agreement Reached for Line Clearance Tree Trimmers / Acuerdo Tentativo Para Podadores De Arboles Para El Despeje De Lineas
This Tentative Agreement represents one of the largest total package increases ever bargained for this workgroup.
Vegetation Management and Tree Trimmer Report: Spring, 2022 / Informe de Gestión de vegetación y Podadores de árboles: Primavera, 2022
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]
“A Lot More Help When We Need It” — Vegetation Management Inspectors Value the Benefits of Unionization
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.
“Growing Our Safety Culture” – Highlights from IBEW 1245’s “Keep The Clearance” 2022 Tree Trimmer Safety Summit
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]
COVID Claims Life of 25-Year IBEW 1245 Member Benito Mendoza
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.
Vegetation Management Report: Winter, 2021/2022
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]
Vegetation Management Inspector FAQs
We are pleased to welcome our new Vegetation Management Inspector members to IBEW 1245! Below, we answer your most frequently asked questions.
Francisco Ferreyra Joins IBEW 1245 Staff
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]
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