Chip Chadwick was honored at the IBEW 1245 Advisory Council meeting in Reno on July 25 for his service to the union cause.
“Chip has been the heart, the soul and the face of 1245 at Truckee Meadow Water Authority,” said Business Manager Tom Dalzell in presenting the plaque.
“He has been everything we could ever have in terms of being a steward. He has represented his members in a way that exemplifies what trade unionism is,” Dalzell said, who noted that Chadwick has agreed to continue as an organizing steward in his retirement.
Chadwick, who has twice attended the Rocky Mountain Labor School, said that other unions marvel at IBEW 1245’s accomplishments in an era when many unions are struggling to hold their own.
“1245 has given us some good contracts and my passion has been to keep what we have,” Chadwick said.