Local 1245 continues difficult negotiations with Sacramento Regional Transit.
The District’s takeaway package remains on the table. The District is proposing a number of “options” for reaching its goal of no increases in labor cost from 2008. The Local 1245 bargaining committee continues to analyze these options in order to determine the best course of action.
During the one negotiating session in December (the other two sessions were cancelled), the District shared PERS data on the savings that could be achieved by moving medical benefits to PERS providers. One of the proposals of our bargaining unit is to receive post retirement medical, and PERS requires that for participating in their medical insurance.
The union committee will review the numbers provided by PERS. The next scheduled meetings with management are Jan. 14-15. Members at Regional Transit are encouraged to attend unit meetings as well as regularly check the website for updates.