Seniors have shown themselves to be the most dependable voters, but they don’t always vote in their own best interest. They tend to vote for candidates based on social issues they favor or a familiar candidate, rather than on issues important to their economic well-being. We must be careful we don’t install a legislator who… [Read More]
The plan, introduced by Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee), is a recipe for the ruin of IBEW multiemployer pension plans, including the National Electrical Benefit Fund.
The Yerington IBEW Local 1245 Retirees Club made a donation to the Wreaths Across America in honor of our veterans who gave a portion of their lives for our country. The laying of wreaths in Nevada is organized by the Nevada Veterans Coalition and is coordinated across America annually on the 2nd Saturday in December… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 Winnemucca Retirees club made a generous donation to the Abundant Tree Christmas program through Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services, which is dedicated to providing victims of abuse and their children with a safe environment free from violence. The donation will provide dinners for several families. Treasurer Michael Dean presented the checks on… [Read More]
Recently my mother passed away and services were held for her. Of course, my many family members were with us, as well as many, many friends. But along with those, were members of our “Brotherhood” – certainly “friends” – but also “Brothers.” I wish to thank them very much and want them to know that… [Read More]
IBEW 1245’s Reno/Sparks Retirees Club donated $250 from the Community Fund to the local Meals on Wheels. “This donation will feed a senior for more than nine weeks!” reported Retirees Club President Ron Borst.
On Oct. 10, IBEW 1245 Communications Director Rebecca Band gave a special briefing to a group of 15 IBEW 1245 retirees from Sacramento, North Bay and East Bay. The presentation included an overview of the Local 1245 website and social media platforms. The retirees were especially interested in her detailed digital media walk-through, and appreciated… [Read More]
Members of IBEW 1245’s Reno/Sparks Retirees Club demonstrated their solidarity with 50,000 striking GM workers by joining a march and rally outside a GM parts distribution facility in Stead, NV, about 15 miles north of Reno. “Great experience! The UAW members were very thankful and amazed at the turn out to support them. They had… [Read More]
On Thursday, Sept. 5, IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell gave a special briefing on the PG&E bankruptcy to a group of more than two dozen IBEW 1245 retirees. The retirees traveled from the Sacramento area, the Bay Area and the Central Valley to attend the briefing at the Local 1245 union hall in Vacaville…. [Read More]
In any situation, the winning ingredient is not necessarily right or wrong. The party that wields the greatest power usually prevails. Many of us 1245 retirees, either due to a lack of interest or because we just don’t understand our importance, do not get involved. If retirees understood the power they possess to influence change,… [Read More]