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.
There was a full house at the Labor Temple in Sparks, Nevada on Saturday, August 13, 2016, as National AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre spoke to the numerous union members and families who came out to join the 2016 General Election “Super Walk” sponsored by the Nevada State AFL-CIO. Our contingent from IBEW 1245… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 retiree Ron Borst once again challenged the members of the Reno/Sparks Retirees club to collect as many fans as they could in order to donate them to low-income seniors in the area. “Temperatures in the Reno/Sparks area can exceed 100 degrees, and many seniors cannot afford to pay for air conditioning,” said Borst. The club… [Read More]
Photos from the IBEW 1245 Pin Dinner in Reno, Nevada on April 16th, 2016.