IBEW 1245 members Steve Buell, Zach Romeo, Jessika Anderson, and Britney Morris, along with Business Reps Mike Venturino and Adam Weber, represented Local 1245 at the Nevada State AFL-CIO 67th Constitutional Convention, which took place in mid-August.
“We attended several workshops, and later joined the welcoming reception where AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond gave a powerful speech about the current state of labor,” reported IBEW 1245 member Steve Buell, who works for TMWA. “The rest of the event was packed full of speakers, from local union leaders and politicians, and we learned about current issues, how they are being addressed, and what we can do to help.”
“NV State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez and President Liz Sorenson urging local union members to run for local offices, as the best way to help support the labor movement is from the frontlines. Senator Jackie Rosen took the stage to discuss future plans to assist retirees and work on the wage gap issue being experienced in America. Following her was Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, also discussing future plans and stating that ‘one job should be enough to support our families,’ as well as announcing her sponsorship of a bill that would work to add OSHA regulations for hazardous heat conditions,” recalled IBEW 1245 Organizing Steward Britney Morris, who works at NV Energy. “A few other political figures also presented, sharing their grassroots stories of being brought up in union homes. The day came to a close with the announcement that it is a ‘hot labor summer,’ in regards to the many strikes and fights the labor movement has going on.”