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]
Yerington IBEW Local 1245 Retirees distributed their 2018 community funds to two non-profits in Yerington over the summer. The Lyon County Museum provides a unique overview of Yerington’s proud history, and the Helping Communities Coalition works with local food banks to help those in Yerington and across the state in need of nourishment.
Photos from the IBEW 1245 Pin Dinner in Reno on July 27, 2018
Nevada needs a faster transition to renewable energy to power our economy and protect our environment. Question 3 is not how we should do it.
A ballot measure that would break up a monopoly in Nevada by electric utility NV Energy and instead create to a competitive market would hamper clean energy efforts, according to four environmental groups.
Back in 1970, the founder of IBEW 1245, Ron Weakley, hired a Local 1245 member named John Stralla to join the union staff as a business rep. Stralla was well known around the union as a dedicated member of the Local 1245 bargaining committee at Sierra Pacific (now NV Energy). He proceeded to serve the… [Read More]
Nevada Gubernatorial Candidate Steve Sisolak, along with Kate Marshall, candidate for lieutenant governor, and Zach Conine, candidate for state treasurer, stopped by the July Advisory Council meeting in Reno to express their support for unions, as well as their opposition to Question 3, the energy-deregulation constitutional amendment which will once again go before voters this… [Read More]
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]