IBEW 1245 members at the City of Shasta Lake unanimously ratified a new four-year agreement on June 16, 2016. The agreement went into effect on July 1, 2016, and includes the following changes:
- A new Journey Lineman base rate of $51.67, which includes rolling in the rubber glove stipend of 6%, and the comparative averaging of three other agencies for another 3.43%, as well as an additional 1% in exchange for members paying $40 (fixed, pre-tax) per pay period into CERBT.
- Wage average to be performed every year, with any change taking effect on July 1.
- For the term of the agreement, the City will pay 100% of the premiums for employees enrolled in the CalPERS Family Select Medical plan. Employees choosing to enroll in a plan other than the Family Select plan will pay the difference. The City will also pay 100% of the premiums for the Dental and Vision plans.
- Improvements to the cap on PTO accruals, rest period language, and use of sick leave from PTO bank, effective on the first day of sick leave use (to comply with changes in California law).
The bargaining committee was comprised of Dave Vandermeer, Ben Fisher and Business Rep Sheila Lawton.
–Sheila Lawton, IBEW 1245 Business Rep