The IBEW 1245 members employed at the city of Fernley, NV have unanimously ratified a new four-year agreement. The Fernley City Council also approved the contract unanimously.
The agreement includes a 2% general wage increase in each year of the contract, with the possibility of additional wage increases up to 3%, depending on the Net position of the city in 2019, 2020, and 2021. The committee was also able to raise the starting pay for new and existing employees from 50% up to 70% of the top wage per position.
There were no changes in current medical coverage, but the union and the company agreed to meet if medical premiums increase by 10% in any one year of the contract. If this happens, the only items on the table for discussion will be health care and wages.
The bargaining committee consisted of members Lilian Cabral and Adam Hayes, IBEW 1245 Senior Assistant Business Manager Ray Thomas and myself. Special thanks to recently retired Business Rep Randy Osborn, who played a key role in meeting with the company and opening non-binding conversations on both wage studies before we started negotiations.
–Adam Weber, IBEW 1245 Business Rep