Members of IBEW Local 1245 at Frontier (Shingletown/Colusa), voting on Jan. 12 and Jan. 14, narrowly approved the company’s “last, best, final” offer.
The members had rejected similar terms in the past. This time around, the vote was 6 to 4 to accept the “last, best, final” rather than authorize the union to seek strike sanction.
The company slightly sweetened the last, best and final by offering a $100 signing bonus and increasing wages an additional .25 cents per-hour if the employees ratified by midnight Jan. 14.
“The employees weren’t impressed with the offer, but they understood it was the best deal we could get following some four months of negotiations,” said Local 1245 Assistant Business Manager Ray Thomas.