Back in 1970, the founder of IBEW 1245, Ron Weakley, hired a Local 1245 member named John Stralla to join the union staff as a business rep. Stralla was well known around the union as a dedicated member of the Local 1245 bargaining committee at Sierra Pacific (now NV Energy). He proceeded to serve the union’s members in Nevada as a business rep for 28 action-packed years, until he retired in 1998.
After 20 years in retirement, Brother Stralla still has a strong affinity for the union, and decided to attend the quarterly Advisory Council meeting in Reno to commemorate his time with the IBEW.
“John was a part of the 1245 family for a long time, and he did a fantastic job,” said Business Manager Tom Dalzell. “He thought about us today, and decided to join us. We’re glad to have him, and we appreciate his many years of service to the union.”
Photo by John Storey