In 2016, Nevada voters overwhelmingly approved a deceptive “energy choice” ballot question, which would allow the state to deregulate its energy market. If enacted, this policy would result in higher energy prices, large-scale job loss, and potentially even “energy deserts” in some rural parts of the state. This measure, known as Question 3, is a… [Read More]
NV Energy announced plans Thursday to essentially double the utility’s — and therefore Nevada’s — renewable energy, but predicated the $2 billion investment on voters in November rejecting a state constitutional amendment to establish a retail choice electricity market.
For the third year in a row, the IBEW 1245 Reno/Sparks Retirees Club held its annual Spring fan collection drive to benefit Washoe County Senior Services. “This year, we matched our goal of 60 fans for seniors who can not afford air conditioning during the hot summer days in Washoe County,” said Reno/Sparks Retirees Club… [Read More]
The retirees and seniors of Nevada owe big thank yous to Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Congresswomen Dina Titus and Jacky Rosen for standing up for us in in Washington. Nevada retirees will not forget in November.
The IBEW 1245 members employed at the city of Fernley, NV have unanimously ratified a new four-year agreement. The Fernley City Council also approved the contract unanimously. The agreement includes a 2% general wage increase in each year of the contract, with the possibility of additional wage increases up to 3%, depending on the Net… [Read More]
The commercial distribution of electric power began in the late 1800s, and by the mid-20th century, most American homes and businesses had access to electricity. But a few rural “power deserts” still remained, including a large swath of land in central-eastern Nevada and parts of Utah, where there was little or no reliable electricity. Finally,… [Read More]
In mid-March, NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill and President Doug Cannon participated in an open forum discussion with IBEW 1245 members and retirees at the Local 401 hall in Reno. The Q&A focused largely on Question 3, a statewide initiative which seeks to deregulate the energy market in Nevada. The misleading constitutional amendment, which was… [Read More]
After nearly a year of contentious bargaining, which ultimately led to a deal reached through mediation, the IBEW 1245 members at Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) overwhelmingly approved a new agreement by a vote of 71-9. The agreement has been unanimously ratified by the TMWA board. The new agreement includes a 3% wage increase effective Feb…. [Read More]