Local 1245 members ratified a new agreement with Davey Tree for work performed at the City of Santa Clara.
The two-year agreement, ratified in November, provides general wage increases of 1.7% for 2008, 4% for 2009 and 4.5% for 2010. Out of town subsistence pay has been increased from $18 to $30 per day.
The employer will provide ice for drinking water. In addition, there will be 18 months of employer-paid health and welfare for employees off work due to industrial injury. Bargaining for the union was Marcos Hernandez, along with Senior Business Rep. Ray Thomas and Business Reps. Junior Ornelas and Carl Lamers.