Local 1245 members at MMRI approved two agreements in a mail ballot counted on March 6 at Weakley Hall in Vacaville.
The agreements provide general wage increases of 3.75% annually for three years. They also provide $10.00 a day subsistence increase to $50.00. Subsistence payments for over 51 miles will remain the same.
In-lieu-of benefits are increased $0.17 in year one, $0.25 in year two, and $0.25 in year three.
The Substation, Communication, and Relay Technician agreement and the Construction Coordinator/Inspector agreement were both ratified without a dissenting vote.
Members at MMRI mostly perform telecom work inside PG&E buildings. The union received input from its members during bargaining via e-mails and texting.
“We will be printing new agreements in the next few weeks and distributing them to the members. We are delighted with the members that took the time to vote and return their ballots,” said Local 1245 Assistant Business Manager Ron Cochran.
The three-year agreements are effective June 1, 2009.
The balloting was judged by Peggy Proschold. Kevin Roberts served as Teller.