The IBEW 1245 members at Truckee-Donner Public Utility District have reached an agreement for a new four-year MOU which will be in effect Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2019. This agreement has been ratified by the members and accepted by the Board of Directors.
The MOU includes general wage increases of 5% in 2016, 3% in 2017, 3% in 2018 and 3% in 2019. Under the new agreement, comp time will be increased from 48 hours per year to 64 hours. Rest period language has been improved, and members will get an additional two days of bereavement leave (increased from three days to five). Additionally, the boot allowance will be increased from $425 to $525 per year, and the tool allowance will go up from $700 per year to $1000 (for mechanics). The 2% per year deduction from PRM for employees retiring before age 60 has been removed. The Engineering Intern and Summer Hires have been added to the bargaining unit, and the IT/GIS Analyst has been removed from the unit.
–Randy Osborn, IBEW 1256 Business Rep