The Santa Rosa Chapter of the IBEW Local 1245 Retirees Club unanimously re-elected all of its officers to a new term at the monthly meeting on Feb. 3.
Re-elected were Larry Mead as Unit Chairman, Dave Santori as Vice Chairman, and Ken Rawles as Unit Recorder.
Business Rep. Joe Osterlund reported to the group that new rates affecting eligible PG&E retirees were slated to appear on February pension checks. Both the Physical and Clerical agreements provide pension adjustments of 5% for those who retired before 1990 and 3% for those who retired between Jan. 1, 1990 and Dec. 31, 1997.
Negotiators for PG&E & Local 1245 met in January to resume talks over the benefits portion of the contract for both active members and retirees.
Osterlund discussed the need to write letters to Senator Feinstein to encourage her to support for the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill to make it easier for American workers to form unions. Materials were provided to make it easier for those present to write letters.
The Santa Rosa chapter of the Retirees Club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at COCO’s Restaurant, 1501 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. All former members of IBEW Local 1245 are encouraged to attend meetings and join the club.