The IBEW 1245 members at Wells Rural Electric Co-op have approved a one-year extension to the existing collective bargaining agreement. The extension includes a 3% general wage increase across the board, and WREC has also agreed to pay the apprentice linemen in accordance with the wage scale in the apprentice agreement. All other terms of… [Read More]
When a huge storm walloped the Midwest in early August, leaving more than 100,000 people without power in the “Quad Cities” area of Illinois and Iowa, the local utility, MidAmerican Energy, put out a call for mutual assistance to help them bring the power back on. Twelve IBEW 1245 members from NV Energy heeded the… [Read More]
On Thursday, June 4, 2020, members of several different unions in northern Nevada joined together virtually for a phone bank to make phone calls for Natha Anderson, a Democratic candidate for the state Assembly District 30. Natha Anderson is a second-generation Nevadan and a fourth-generation educator. She has taught at several middle and high schools… [Read More]
23-year IBEW 1245 member Garrett Smith, who works as an Electric Troubleman for NV Energy, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The IBEW 1245 Winnemucca Retirees Club presented a $250 community fund donation to the Battle Mountain High School Sober Grad Night. “The Sober Grad Night program provides our high school graduating class with an alcohol-free, ‘job well done’ party,” Hinton said. “The seniors are provided games and refreshments, and there is a raffle with prizes… [Read More]
14-year IBEW 1245 member Marty Marshall, who works as a gas serviceman for NV Energy, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Washoe County, NV, temperatures can reach and exceed 100 degrees in the summer, and many seniors cannot afford air conditioning. A few years ago, IBEW 1245 Reno/Sparks Retirees Club President Ron Borst challenged his fellow club members to collect fans for their neighbors in need, and the drive has become an annual tradition. This… [Read More]