About 20 IBEW retirees from NV Energy came to the Local 1245 Advisory Council meeting in Reno on Oct. 23 to express their appreciation for the union’s support in their long-running battle to preserve retiree medical benefits.
NV Energy recently acted unilaterally to force retired workers to absorb 100% of all future increases in the cost of medical premiums. Local 1245 has responded to the company’s intransigence with radio, newspaper and television ads, as well as public demonstrations and outreach to community allies.
Each of the retirees attending the Advisory Council meeting took a turn at the microphone to express their thanks for the union’s support. Holding the microphone in the photo below is Ron Borst, president of the Reno/Sparks Chapter of the Local 1245 Retirees Club.