Members of the Reno/Sparks Chapter of the IBEW 1245 Retirees Club are keeping a close eye on the new regime at their old employer.
Seventeen Nevada retirees met with IBEW 1245 Business Rep Pat Waite and Organizers Fred Ross and Eileen Purcell on March 13 to get updates on the acquisition of NV Energy by Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy. IBEW 1245, they learned, is playing a leading role in the newly-formed Council of IBEW locals who have contracts with MidAmerican.
Although IBEW 1245’s contract with the former NV Energy doesn’t expire for nearly four years, other IBEW locals in the new Council are facing negotiations with Buffett much sooner. The Council will provide all of the locals a way to present a united front when any one of them is in bargaining.
The Reno/Sparks retirees also received an update on the IBEW 1245 organizing stewards program.