In conjunction with the Tentative Agreement (TA) with PG&E that was reached earlier this week, the Company also presented new proposals for gas and electric service crews to the ad hoc committees handling those issues.
The new proposals continue to require the Company to honor Section 212 of the contract in all call-outs, and now include overtime enhancements for employees in departments with service crews in two situations: 1) weather-related pre-arranged overtime and 2) prearranged overtime associated with major events requiring the opening of the Company EOC.
Given that the new proposals protect 212 call-outs and contain significant improvements in overtime payment for employees in the departments in which service crews will be created, Local 1245 has agreed to sign the service crew letter agreements, but only upon ratification of the general agreements and the benefits agreement.
The proposed letter agreements can be found below. These agreements shall not be signed unless and until the contract and benefit agreements have been ratified.