A new procedure has been put in place for members to submit bargaining proposals for upcoming negotiations with Sierra Pacific Power, now known as NV Energy.
The previous process frequently resulted in proposals that were not clear or understandable, or that conflicted with one another. We can help our bargaining committee be more effective by improving the process for submitting proposals.
The Local 1245 Executive Board has an established procedure for guiding unit officers and members in their consideration of negotiating proposals from members. We will follow these general principles in our upcoming bargaining at NV Energy.
A particular month or months will be designated for members to submit proposals at unit meetings.
The unit will determine, by majority vote, which proposals shall be submitted to the Negotiating Committee.
Only one motion on the same question from each unit is valid.
Following this procedure should help alleviate some of the past problems faced by our Negotiating Committee in its deliberations. More information on upcoming bargaining at NV Energy will appear in the March-April issue of the Utility Reporter.
Established months for submitting proposals at unit meetings of NV Energy employees are as follows:
§ Reno: April 2009
§ Yerington: April 2009
§ Winnemucca: April 2009
§ Elko: April 2009
§ Fallon: April 2009
§ Kings Beach: April 2009
§ Carson City: April 2009
§ South Lake Tahoe: May 2009