IBEW Local 1245 members and the Modesto Irrigation District Board of Directors have approved two new agreements covering all three bargaining units at the District.
Both agreements include retroactive wage increases of 3.9% effective July 1, 2012 with additional cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) tied to the Consumer Price Index up to 2.2% effective December 2012, and up to 4% in December of 2013.
Medical contributions will remain status quo with employee contributions at 10%.
Other provisions of the agreement include:
- Classifications eligible for additional increases based on market survey.
- Increased flexibility of CTO and vacation usage.
- Increased educational incentive to $2500 annually.
The first agreement covering the Utility Service Maintenance (USM) and Professional Supervisory Bargaining Units was approved by the District in December following a member-packed board meeting. The second agreement covering Administrative Technical Clerical (ATC) was most recently approved by the members and the Board of Directors on June 10 and 11.
Negotiating for the union were Mike Gomes, Jeff States, Travis Weese, Richard Behler, Woody Mouw, Steve Carlson, Denise Miller, Business Rep. Charley Souders, and Senior Assistant Business Manager Dennis Seyfer.