The rapid changes to the utility industry have unleashed new forces that threaten our members’ jobs like never before. As a result, IBEW 1245 is focused on finding political leaders who support out priorities, and are committed to protecting our work, jobs and wages. We understand that there are many other issues that matter to Local… [Read More]
I rarely, if ever, remember the weather conditions when I turn in at night. But I remember them last October — Sunday, Oct. 8, to be exact. The winds that night in Vacaville were fierce, literally howling. I thought to myself that we would be lucky to get through the night without losing power, but surprisingly, we never… [Read More]
Out of nowhere, it came. Deregulation. Upending our electricity, raising rates, stomping on regulations in a frenzy of chaos and destruction. But never fear, Nevada. We can stop this menace with one simple act. Vote NO on Question 3. Vote to keep our cheap, reliable energy intact. Stop deregulation! Save Nevada’s energy future!
After many months of lobbying and collective action on the part of IBEW 1245 and its members, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1090 (Monning) into law. This top-priority piece of legislation will require the CPUC to restore the key components of the original Diablo Canyon Power Plant Joint Proposal Agreement, including the 25% retention bonus…. [Read More]
On Saturday, Sept 16, IBEW 1245 retirees Ron and Vickie Borst went to the corner of Eagle Canyon Dr and Calle De la Platta in Spanish Springs, NV, posted several NO on Question 3 signs, and proceeded to rally and encourage those who passed by to take yard signs home and put them up on their… [Read More]
Our Nevada members may remember seeing Question 3 — the measure that opened the door to energy deregulation and massive job loss throughout the state — on the ballot in 2016. It was approved by voters, in no small part because the ballot language vastly oversimplified the sweeping nature of this change. It read, in… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 Executive Board has voted to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein as she seeks re-election to the United States Senate. “Senator Feinstein has a long track record of supporting workers’ rights and the issues that matter most to Local 1245 and its members,” said Business Manager Tom Dalzell. “She stood by our members as… [Read More]
The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr. Governor of California State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: SB 1090 (Monning) – Request to Sign Dear Governor Brown: I am personally writing to ask you to sign SB 1090. This bill would direct the CPUC to approve the agreement closing the Diablo Canyon plant in 2025 while retaining… [Read More]
When a group of anti-union lawmakers decided to impose so-called “Right to Work” in Missouri in order to weaken unions in both the public and private sectors, the working people of the “Show Me State” decided to fight back. They quickly collected more than 300,000 signatures to place Right to Work on the ballot as… [Read More]
A ballot measure that would break up a monopoly in Nevada by electric utility NV Energy and instead create to a competitive market would hamper clean energy efforts, according to four environmental groups.