For Immediate Release
May 3, 2010
David R. Jones, Business Manager
IBEW Announces opening of new union hall
Building merges IBEW's rich local history with future technology, featuring a state-of-the art photovoltaic system
Las Vegas, Nev. - The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 357 today announced the opening of their new union hall in Las Vegas.
The opening of the new hall located at 808 N. Lamb Blvd.; near the corner of Lamb and Harris will begin today. Local political and civic leaders have been invited to a formal building dedication at 2pm on Saturday, May 15, 2010,
"IBEW" 357 increased its membership over the last decade to almost four thousand members. We built a new union hall to prepare our local union for the future of Southern Nevada. We have been training our members for several years to prepare for the Green Economy. Currently over 200 members are building the new Copper Mountain 48 megawatt solar plant outside of Boulder City. As work begins to rebound, Òwe plan to expand our existing JATC Training Facility, until then, our JATC will occupy the existing union hall located at 4322 E. Bonanza Road, David R. Jones, Business Manager/ Financial Secretary for IBEW Local 357, said.
The 36 thousand square foot union hall will be used to serve IBEW's membership through job placement, training and outreach.
The IBEW has been in Las Vegas for 79 years, starting early on the Boulder Dam in 1931.