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.
In what has become an annual tradition, IBEW 1245’s Reno/Sparks Retirees Club stopped by the Evelyn Mount Community Outreach Program to deliver a $600 donation check in support of her annual food drive. Mount has been collecting a distributing food to needy families in the Reno area for many years. Pictured above: Reno/ Sparks Retirees Club… [Read More]
Whenever other IBEW locals are under attack, Local 1245 never hesitates to dispatch our own activists to assist our brothers and sisters in their fight. Now, as Local 1245 members in Nevada are facing a massive attack of their own, IBEW locals from all around the country, including many locals that we’ve supported in the… [Read More]
Out of nowhere, it came. Deregulation. Upending our electricity, raising rates, stomping on regulations in a frenzy of chaos and destruction. But never fear, Nevada. We can stop this menace with one simple act. Vote NO on Question 3. Vote to keep our cheap, reliable energy intact. Stop deregulation! Save Nevada’s energy future!
On Saturday, Sept 16, IBEW 1245 retirees Ron and Vickie Borst went to the corner of Eagle Canyon Dr and Calle De la Platta in Spanish Springs, NV, posted several NO on Question 3 signs, and proceeded to rally and encourage those who passed by to take yard signs home and put them up on their… [Read More]
Our Nevada members may remember seeing Question 3 — the measure that opened the door to energy deregulation and massive job loss throughout the state — on the ballot in 2016. It was approved by voters, in no small part because the ballot language vastly oversimplified the sweeping nature of this change. It read, in… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 Retiree Club President and NARA President Thomas Bird (aka “TBird”) was awarded the Mike O’Callaghan/Samuel K. Lumke Teamwork Award at the NV AFL-CIO 62nd Constitutional Convention. Additionally, TBird advocated for the passage of NARA’s amended resolution to add a retiree organization representative to the Nevada AFL-CIO’s Executive Board. TBird was ultimately sworn in… [Read More]