Members of Local 1245 at Canus have ratified a new three-year agreement effective June 1, 2009.
The company made the offer before formal negotiations began and Local 1245 agreed to present the offer to the members for a vote.
The agreement provides a 3.75% general wage increase each year for three years. The agreement also increases daily subsistence pay to $50, a $10 increase. Subsistence over 51 miles will remain the same.
In Lieu of Benefits increases are: $0.17 year one, $0.25 year two, $0.25 year three, for a total increase of $0.87 an hour in the third year.
The results of the balloting are as follows:
The union will print new agreements in the next few weeks and distribute them to the members.
“We are delighted with the members that took the time to vote and return the ballots,” said Assistant Business Manager Ron Cochran. “We will keep working toward a higher voter turnout in the future, but are pleased with the unity in which you voted. Thanks for taking the time to participate.”