IBEW 1245 members at Merced Irrigation District vote to approve successor MOU, which will be in effect until March 31, 2021, and includes 3.0% salary increases for the top rates of pay in years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Under the new agreement, emergency call-outs in Energy Resources and Water Maintenance are to be paid at two times the hourly rate. Members now have three medical options; Blue Shield PPO 2250, Blue Shield 200-90-70, or Opt Out, and the retirement plan now includes a 2W CalPERS Survivor Benefit.
Negotiating on the committee were MID members John Ellet, Craig Tatum, Rodrigo Flores, Shane Peck, Danny Goodson, and IBEW 1245 Business Representative Charley Souders.
–Charley Souders, IBEW 1245 Business Rep