Members at the City of Willits unanimously ratified a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sept. 14.
The agreement preserves the current medical provisions and provides for a 2% wage increase in the first year. The agreement also gives members who want to transfer into a beginning level position the opportunity to do so before hiring off the street.
There will be a 5% wage increase for a new dual classification Operator in Training for sewer and water.
The agreement is effective July 1, 2012. The wage increases are retroactive to that date.
Negotiating for the union were Jerry Campbell, Business Rep. Sonny Hollesen and Senior Assistant Business Manager Dennis Seyfer.