The holiday season has arrived, but that hasn’t slowed down Local 1245’s campaign to protect retiree medical benefits at NV Energy. Union negotiators sat down at the bargaining table with company negotiators for eight days in November, even as members and retirees demonstrated their support at two enormous rallies on Nov. 7 and Nov. 19…. [Read More]
To All Local 1245 Members Employed at NV Energy Last week the Company proposed to extend the provisions of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. This extension would continue all wages, benefits, terms and conditions for active employees. The term of this extension is indefinite with either party retaining the ability to cancel the extension with… [Read More]
The Local 1245 Executive Board voted at its November member to add the name of Dan Lyday to the union’s Memorial Wall, which flanks the entry way to Weakley Hall–the union’s headquarters in Vacaville. Brother Lyday, who died Oct. 18, was a Reno-based Troubleman for NV Energy and a member of the union’s bargaining committee at NV… [Read More]
It was the first picket in the union’s 62-year relationship with the utility, and a measure of the frustration that members and retirees feel at the company’s insistence on slashing medical benefits for current and future retirees. Company trucks pulling into the yard blasted their horns in approval as picketers hoisted signs declaring “Broken Promises”… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 Executive Board has approved funds to wage major campaigns in two areas where our members are under serious attack. The Board approved $50,000 for a campaign to protect pensions and retiree medical benefits for members at the City of Redding. The union believes that a ballot initiative may be introduced in 2010… [Read More]
Due to a scheduling conflict the regular Reno Union meeting has been relocated for December. It will be Wednesday, December 2, at 6:00 pm at the IBEW Local 401 JATC Facility at 4635 Longley Lane. See map and directions below. On the map the JATC is shown as “Staging Area”. Directions to Union meeting: I-80… [Read More]
A photo album of the union’s Contract Action Rally held Nov. 7 in Reno can be viewed here://s238.photobucket.com/albums/ff21/byola/NVEnergy%20Retirees%20Rally%2011-7-09/?albumview=slideshowNote: This link will not work on the PG&E Internet. Please visit www.ibew1245.com on your home computer to view the photo album.
KTVN Channel 2 in Reno produced the following news report on the Contract Action Rally held Nov. 7 in Reno: //www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=uhjOLmMJ4bc Note: This link will not work on the PG&E Internet. Please visit www.ibew1245.com on your home computer to link to this youtube file.