Congresswoman Dina Titus received the Hero Award from the Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans (NARA), for voting 100% in support of senior issues over the past year. Pictured above, from left: NARA Dick Collins Chapter (DCC) Secretary-Treasurer Darlene Hayward, NARA DCC President Forrest Darby (IBEW 357 retiree), NARA State President Tom “TBird” Bird (IBEW 1245 retiree… [Read More]
This spring, IBEW 1245’s organizing stewards helped propel our ally, Republican Lawmaker Brian Dahle, to victory in a California State Senate Special Election. At the Advisory Council meeting in Reno, Business Manager Tom Dalzell recognized the extraordinary work of the six organizing stewards who were dispatched to work on the campaign for nearly three weeks,… [Read More]
The House of Representatives voted 419-6 to repeal punitive taxes on many union health plans, a major win for union workers and a rare moment of bipartisanship in Washington.
Today, the California State Assembly passed AB 1054, a critical piece of legislation that will reform and modernize our state’s policies regarding wildfires that involve utility equipment. The vote came just one day after a large group of IBEW 1245 activists – including dozens of organizing stewards, retirees and emergency response team members – descended… [Read More]
California is facing a wildfire crisis of epic proportions, and with the 2019 fire season already upon us, the immediate threat of yet another highly destructive and costly wildfire looms over communities all across the state. Everyone agrees that something must be done to address this crisis, and yet legislators still have not taken definitive… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 members have been working around the clock for many months to harden the grid in order to mitigate the risk of wildfire. But the new normal in California — hotter, drier weather, an overgrowth of foliage that can turn into fire fuel in an instant, and increasingly unpredictable winds — means that we… [Read More]
The Nevada State Legislature 80th session had many wins for the residents of Nevada. The session began on February 4 and closed at the stroke of midnight on June 3, 2019. This session was different than previous sessions due to a Democratic majority in both the State Assembly and Senate. And for the first time… [Read More]
As a member of the California State Assembly, Republican Brian Dahle raised more than a few eyebrows last year when he voiced his strong support of SB 901, the wildfire bill that IBEW 1245 advocated for in 2018. Dahle proved that he’s willing to stand with 1245 and take on the tough fights in defense… [Read More]
Midway through 2019, California lacks a comprehensive plan to deal with the growing threat.