On February 9, 2015, the IBEW 1245 membership at Modesto Irrigation District voted to approve a new tentative agreement. The three-year agreement includes a general wage increases of 2.5% in the first year, 2.75% in the second year, and 2.75% in the third year.
Under the new agreement, promotional opportunities within the District will be increased, and the number of District applicants required before outside applicants are considered will be reduced. A new section was added to the agreement addressing Overtime on Mutual Aid. The TA also includes increased flexibility for accrued leave utilization in one-hour increments.
On-Call provisions are to be expanded to include Operations Technicians. Improved overtime language will now provide a rest period of eight hours at the completion of emergency work whenever more than four hours of emergency work occurs during the 16-hour period immediately preceding the start of a work shift.
Negotiating for IBEW 1245 were MID members Mike Gomes, Steve Carlson, Kurt Celli, Travis Weese, Brad Stapleton and Fred Albertoni, along with Business Representative Charley Souders.