The two IBEW 1245 bargaining units at the City of Redding both ratified new agreements this Spring.
The maintenance unit ratified a successor MOU on March 15, and the City Council approved it in April. The terms of the agreement include full utilization of 240 hours compensatory time off, with an extension of all other existing terms and conditions until December 31, 2018. The negotiating committee consisted of members Dave Williams, Chris Fleming, Darrell McDaniel, John Moore, Dominic McCurtain, and Mark Hall, along with IBEW 1245 Senior Assistant Business Manager Ray Thomas and myself.
The electric unit ratified terms of a tentative one-year agreement on May 23, and the City Council approved it in June. The agreement includes a total of 3% in general wage increases (2% effective Dec. 30, 2018 and 1% effective May 5, 2019), increased compensatory time-off accruals up to 240 hours, increased vacation cash-out option of 120 hours, increased boot reimbursement to $350, and a new employee funded pre-tax retirement health care savings account. The negotiating committee was comprised of members Rob Baber, Dustin Hamilton, Jeff Torres, Kenny Nachman and Chris Holdren, along with IBEW 1245 Senior Assistant Business Manager Ray Thomas and myself.
–Charley Souders, IBEW 1245 Business Rep