Local 1245 members ratified a new agreement with Alameda Municipal Power (City of Alameda) on Dec. 18.
The two-year agreement includes the year just completed. It was reached after long negotiations that were complicated by the budget squeeze faced by many municipalities around the state during the current economic downturn.
Under the terms of the agreement, the City will continue to pay the full cost for medical for another year. The pact also changes the current vacation system to an accrual method and provides for further talks to hash out an alternate work schedule.
Representing the union during negotiations were Larry Rodriguez and Al Fortier, along with Business Rep. Elizabeth McInnis.