On Saturday, October 22, IBEW 1245 members, staff and retirees were joined by more than 300 volunteers from many different union and labor organizations to get out the vote for U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto and NO on Question 3. Many of the volunteers travelled hundreds of miles to join the effort. “We knocked on 4227… [Read More]
On Wednesday October 12, 2016, members of the Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans (NARA) held a bake sale and press conference at the Social Security Administration office in Reno, demanding that Rep. Joe Heck sign the pledge to protect Social Security. The event was covered by the local NBC affiliate, For the third time in recent weeks,… [Read More]
The Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans endorsed Catherine Cortez-Masto for United States Senate at her campaign office in Las Vegas earlier this week. NARA President and IBEW 1245 retiree Tom “T” Bird read and delivered the letter of endorsement, and then they celebrated Social Security’s 81st birthday with some delicious cake. “In her speech after the… [Read More]
The plaintiffs are challenging Question 3 because it “binds the hands” of future legislators by commanding them to enact future legislation during the 2019, 2021, or 2023 Nevada Legislatures. The Initiative states: “Not later than July 1, 2023, the Legislature shall provide by law for provisions consistent with this Act to establish an open, competitive… [Read More]
Of all the issues, candidates and ballot questions in this election in Nevada this year, the one that will have the most direct adverse impact on all of us is Ballot Question 3. If passed, Question 3 would result in the deregulation of the electric energy market in Nevada. This would lead to higher power bills for… [Read More]
Question 3 is a handout to billionaires at our expense. If Question 3 passes, utility rates would go sky high, and we’ll lose important consumer protections for low income and rural Nevadans. Vote NO on Question 3!
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The NV Energy crew of Scott Lawlor, Erik Hall and Frank Ortega were preparing to set three new poles and replace the power lines in an alley off of Eighth Street when the Utility Reporter passed through Minden, Nevada over the summer. “These poles are old,” said Lawlor, a 13-year IBEW member working as a… [Read More]
The stakes for the 2016 election couldn’t be higher – and nowhere is this more true than in Nevada, where a deceptive ballot measure is threatening the future of energy delivery and the job security of IBEW 1245 members. Our union is up to the challenge, and has already begun mobilizing Organizing Stewards to play a… [Read More]