IBEW 1245 members employed at Advance Carbon Products in Hayward have unanimously ratified a three-year contract by a vote of 15-0.
The new agreement includes an immediate 2.7% wage increase, based on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI), which went into effect on Nov. 25, 2017. Members will also receive wage increases in 2018 and 2019, based off the CPI, with a minimum of 1% and maximum of 4%. The company will continue to pay 100% bronze level insurance, with the option to select a better level with a cost share. Additionally, the company will provide anti-fatigue mats at the request of the employee. The members are pleased to have preserved their 100% employer-paid health care coverage.
The Negotiating Committee was comprised of Shop Steward Phuong Lee and Local 1245 member Dale Oliveira.
–Cruz Serna, IBEW 1245 Business Rep