IBEW 1245 members at Mt. Wheeler Power have unanimously approved a new four-year agreement by a vote of 14-0. The Board of Mt. Wheeler has also approved the agreement, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
The agreement includes annual wage increases of 2.75% in 2018, 2.5% in 2019, 2.5% in 2020 and 2.25% in 2021. The 401k match will increase by 1% at the start of 2018 another 1% in 2020. This brings the company contribution to 15%, with an employee contribution of 10%. Additional improvements include an annual boot allowance (previously, it was every three years), double-time for callouts worked after 10pm paid (weekends and holidays were already double-time). The employee portion of the medical premium will increase from 11% to 13% in 2018, and to 15% in 2020.
The bargaining committee was comprised of members Mike Venturino and Tandy Haslem.
–Randy Osborn, IBEW 1245 Business Rep