June 29, 2015
A record 500-plus PG&E employees marched in the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade through the streets of downtown San Francisco. Said one employee: “To see the support at all levels and their families is pretty amazing.”
June 26, 2015
In Sonoma County, PG&E unveiled a long-term career hiring program aimed at veterans. The “1,000 Careers Project” has set a goal of hiring 1,000 veterans into PG&E careers over the next eight years.
June 26, 2015
PG&E senior customer outreach specialist Melba Gavina made a special presentation to the Honor Flight, which flies veterans at no cost to Washington, D.C., to visit war memorials in their honor. Gavina truly understands why veterans put service above self. She’s a veteran.
June 23, 2015
When PG&E’s Johnnie Kinard looked into the sky at a construction project, he saw two golden eagles. That led to delaying the project until after the nesting season, another example of how the utility protects birds.
June 22, 2015
When PG&E’s Latino Employee Resource Group learned there was a need for long-sleeve shirts for Central Valley farmworkers, they immediately sprang into action. Within a few weeks, they collected about 120 shirts and 245 bandanas from members in Fresno, Bakersfield and San Jose.
June 19, 2015
The Golden State Warriors’ championship run energized the entire Bay Area, and PG&E returned the favor today, providing trucks and volunteers to help make the big parade as successful as the season.
June 18, 2015
A Department of Defense office honored PG&E and Chairman and CEO Tony Earley for the company’s long-standing support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve. Says Earley, “Going the extra mile to support employees who are serving our country is the right thing to do for them and their families.”
June 16, 2015
PG&E recently completed annual training in Los Banos for a special group of linemen who perform upgrades, maintenance and repairs on energized transmission power lines that carry 60,000 to 500,000 volts of electricity. As this video shows, the procedure is safer and easier for linemen, and it also eliminates the need to de-energize a power line and interrupt electric service to potentially thousands of customers.
June 11, 2015
They call themselves the PG&E Power Pedalers, a group of 11 PG&E employees, their friends and family who recently rode from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for a good cause— HIV/AIDS prevention and support.
June 9, 2015
California is aiming to have 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in 10 years—a key part of its sweeping efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions—and the state’s electric utilities have taken the pole position in the race to meet that goal, PG&E Chairman and CEO Tony Earley said today at the industry’s major convention in New Orleans.
June 8, 2015
Sixteen teams showed up for the first annual PG&E and IBEW Gas Rodeo in Livermore in late May to show their colleagues and families that they have the skills to be national champions. As this video shows, the rodeo featured teams assembling a gas meter and hand-digging to find a gas line.
June 5, 2015
More than 100 students and teachers from Dana Elementary School in Nipomo got a chance to do two neat things in one day: They toured Diablo Canyon Power Plant and got to touch sea stars and rock crabs.
June 4, 2015
Laura Butler, PG&E’s vice president of talent management and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has been honored at one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times. Butler answers five questions about her career and importance of diversity and inclusion at PG&E.
June 2, 2015
Inspired by a visit to Suriname, where he was surprised by the lack of proper tools and safety equipment for electric crews, a lineman vowed to make things better. Now, PG&E and the local IBEW chapter have joined the effort.
May 29, 2015
This weekend, thousands of people will visit the 75th annual Contra Costa County Fair in Antioch. Fairgoers will ride the rides and play carnival games, and they’ll also cross a new-and-improved footbridge. PG&E employees made the repairs to the bridge.