IBEW 1245 manufacturing members employed at Trayer Engineering Corp in San Francisco voted and passed a new agreement on June 16. The agreement provides workers at Trayer with a guaranteed 2% increase in base pay effective June 30, 2014, another 2% increase in base pay by June 30, 2015 and a $500.00 lump sum payment in their next paycheck following ratification of the CBA.
The new agreement improves the health care plan at Trayer by providing the workers with a new PPO option that will increase flexibility and choice of health care providers. The Kaiser HMO plan option will remain the same. Additionally, the agreement includes a one-time increase in contributions to the Union Retirement Plan in the amount of $0.25 per employee per regular hour of work.
Trayer is one of the ten manufacturing employers that IBEW 1245 picked up when the local merged with IBEW 2131 earlier this year. Bargaining on behalf of the Trayer workers were IBEW 1245 Assistant Business Manager Ray Thomas, Business Rep Cruz Serna, IBEW 2131 Business Manager Jack Floyd and Shop Steward Paul Woffard.