It is with great sadness that we announce the death of 6-month IBEW 1245 member Edgar Castillo of Elk Grove, who lost his life in a work vehicle accident at the age of 37 while working to support the atmospheric river event. On January 7, Castillo, a Foreman working for Mountain F. Enterprises (a subcontractor… [Read More]
Vegetation Management Inspector News and Info
haga clic aquí para español This quarter has been busy, with the all the IBEW 1245 Vegetation Management Business Reps spending a lot of time doing crew visits and meeting with contractors. We are in constant communication with both, regarding contracts, grievances, SIF investigations and more, and we are continually finding better ways to communicate… [Read More]
It is with heavy heart that IBEW Local 1245 reports the passing of 17-year IBEW 1245 member Jorge Soria, who lost his life in a workplace accident on Aug 24 at the age of 47. Brother Soria, a skilled worker with many years of line clearance tree trimming experience, was working for Davey Tree Surgery… [Read More]
haga clic aquí para español At a worksite located in the exact geographical center of California, nestled amongst the groves of North Fork, a hard-working IBEW 1245 vegetation management crew from ArborWorks, Inc. was dispatched to remove several hazardous trees on a hot day in mid-July. Dead or dying trees within ten feet of overhead… [Read More]
haga clic aquí para español New Assistant Business Manager for Vegetation Management 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, which consists of over 6,000 members. Read more about Brother MauMau here. LCTT Contract… [Read More]
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.
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.
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]