Members of IBEW 1245 ratified an agreement with Sacramento Regional Transit on April 16 that provides wages increases, a lump sum payment, and additional increases for journey-level classifications. The vote was 124-57.
Members had previously rejected the District’s first settlement offer in February by a wide margin.
The four-year agreement provides a wage increase of 1.5% effective April 1 and another 1.5% effective Oct. 1 of this year. Wage increases on the anniversary date of April 1 will be as follows: 3.25% in 2015, 3.5% in 2016 and 3.75% in 2017.
The lump sum was effective upon ratification. Thirteen journey level classifications will get additional increases each year of the agreement, totaling 5% overall. Additionally, small gains were made in the boot and the tool allowances, and the Dental plan was changed from $50-per-year deductible to a $50 lifetime deductible.
Bargaining for the union were committee members Constance Bibbs, Lauren Bartlett, Jeff James, Ron Hoff and Eric Ohlson, along with Business Rep. Sheila Lawton.