On July 20, RTA (Real Time Analytics) Engineers and Network Engineers at NV Energy voted to become part of Local 1245. Of the many reasons they chose to organize, the most significant was a desire to clarify their job duties and descriptions with the company.
The self-determination election was held at their work site in Reno, and the results were 4-2 in favor of the union. Also known as a Sonotone election, a self-determination election means that the six eligible voters had two decisions to make: to become represented by Local 1245 and, if so, to either join the existing bargaining unit or to remain a separate professional unit. In the end, the group decided that integration into the existing unit was the preferred option.
The group intends to begin the bargaining process as soon as possible, and will work with Business Rep Pat Waite to reach an agreement with the company.
–Rick Thompson, IBEW International Organizer