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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Immediate job opening for an Electric Troubleman (Full Time, Regular) headquartered in Tonapah, Nevada. The position offers a starting wage of $46.28/hour with a potential for an additional 2% Safety Bonus.
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]
The Lightin’ It Up For Linemen 5K Run and One-Mile Walk will take place on November 19, 2016 at Craig Ranch Park in North Las Vegas. This event is to memorialize our fallen electrical line workers, and care for the families who have lost or are impacted by a severe injury of a loved one in… [Read More]
by Eric Wolfe Photos by John Storey When summertime starts baking Nevada, you can count on the entire population turning on their air conditioners. You can also count on members of IBEW 1245 ratcheting up NV Energy’s Frank Tracy Power Plant just east of Reno to help meet the demand. “Same every year,” says Plant… [Read More]
At its constitutional convention in Reno, the Nevada AFL-CIO announced that NV Energy has been awarded “2016 Employer of the Year.” Representatives from IBEW 1245 and IBEW 396 joined NV Energy executives as they accepted the award before the convention body on August 23, 2016.