Local 1245 members at the City of Santa Clara ratified a new four-year agreement by a nearly two-thirds margin in a mail ballot counted on May 15.
The agreement provides wage increases of 5% in years one and two, and 4.5% increases in total compensation in years three and four. The term is December 2008 through December 2012.
The employer will pick up 25% of the employer share of PERS in year one and an additional 25% of the employer share in year two. At that point, the employer will be covering 100% of employer’s PERS share.
The agreement also provides:
í†’ -Employer contribution of $50 per month per employee to VEBA.
í†’ -Rubber gloving premium of 6%.
í†’ -Improved to Rest Period language.
í†’ -Improved vacation allowance for employees with 16 years or more.
The negotiating committee consisted of Bob Burkle, Dan Ryker, Chet Manchester, Jorge Jaime, Business Manager Tom Dalzell and Business Rep. Sheila Lawton.
The ballot committee consisted of John Sanders and Rich Hill, with Austin Lea II as judge.