The IBEW 1245 Yerington Retirees Club has rescheduled its next meeting to May 29. Time and location will remain the same. –Thomas “T” Bird, Yerington Retirees Club
On April 22, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a new Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) bill into state law. The bill, known as SB 358, mandates 50% RPS by 2030 and 100% carbon-free by 2050. Gov. Sisolak signed the bill on Earth Day, and stated that he would have signed an even higher RPS level (60%)… [Read More]
After 13 years on staff at IBEW 1245, Business Rep Pat Waite will be retiring from the union this spring. Waite first joined the IBEW in 1976, as a groundman out of Local 47. He went on to complete his line apprenticeship and worked as a lineman, line crew foreman and troubleman at Southern California… [Read More]
Las Vegas Local 396 and Vacaville, Calif, Local 1245, along with NV Energy, worked together to fight Question 3, a sweeping attempt at energy deregulation that threatened to cut jobs, raise costs and imperil Nevada’s power grid.
Last fall, IBEW 1245 teamed up with IBEW 396 and our shared employer, NV Energy, to oppose Question 3, a deceptive energy deregulation ballot measure that could have had widespread impacts on utility jobs and customers in Nevada. Together, we soundly defeated the measure by a 2-to-1 margin – no small feat, considering the same… [Read More]
Unit #3317, Winnemucca, has moved its unit meeting to The Pig, 1139 W Winnemucca Blvd in Winnemucca. The dates and time will remain the same. –Adam Weber, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
NV Energy is seeking Journeyman Lineman for several of our Northern Nevada locations. As a Journeyman Lineman, you will perform all classes of overhead and underground transmission and distribution line work and the construction, erection and maintenance of substations while working in a crew environment. Candidates, through training and experience, are required to demonstrate their… [Read More]
At the intersection of La Rue and South Virginia on the south side of Reno’s midtown district, NV Energy Gas Ops Working Foreman Mark Hicks and his crew were busying offsetting a gas main. “Our gas main is in the way of a storm drain that they’re running through, so we’re going to lower the… [Read More]
For the past decade, IBEW 1245 members at NV Energy have been providing support — in both money and time — to the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach Program’s food pantry as well as the annual holiday food drive. This year, the members, in conjunction with the company, raised more than $7,000 for the food drive…. [Read More]
IBEW 1245 retiree Chip Chadwick is featured in this new “CNN Heroes” segment, which aired on December 9. Learn more about Chadwick’s work as a therapy dog handler here.