IBEW 1245 members on Sept. 3 ratified a new agreement with the City of Roseville that increases wages in 2014 and 2015. A large majority of 74% supported ratification.
Wage increases of 1.5% take effect on July 1, 2014, and Jan. 1, 2015.The agreement expires at the end of the year.
In addition, the pact extends certification pay to the Environmental Utilities Maintenance Department and increases certification pay for Water Efficiency.
Maximum accruals on vacation leave will be increased by an additional 25%. Personal Leave Time (PLT) accrued at the rate of 80 hours annually remains in the agreement.
City contributions towards health care will be increased by 6% over the term with a third-tier Retirement Health Savings (RHS) plan for new hires. Additional language in the agreement specifies that current tier one and two employee retiree health benefits will not be modified as a result of movement from the CalPERS equal contribution method to the PEMHCA minimum contribution method. Tier 3 employees would be eligible to receive full City contributions after 10 years of cumulative service with the City.
Bargaining for the union were Mike Barton, Jeff Beaubier, Rick Thompson, Brian Boyd and Jim Bell, along with Business Rep Charley Souders and Assistant Business Manager Ray Thomas.