IBEW 1245 members at the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) ratified a new agreement with the District on May 10, 2018, which was subsequently approved by the District Board on June 14, 2018.
The three-year agreement includes general wage increases of 4%, 3% and 3%. Additional improvements include employer-paid prescription safety glasses up to $200, a lower threshold for retiree medical medical (down to 20 years from 25 years), and the ability to accrue up to 360 hours of vacation along with the ability to sell back up to 60, as long as a minimum balance is maintained. PERS contributions will increase to 7% but medical caps will stay the same. All in all, this is a very positive agreement.
Local 1245’s bargaining committee consisted of members Christopher Andrade, Jason Morgan, Patrick Smith and myself.
–JV Macor, IBEW 1245 Business Rep