The IBEW 1245 members at Delta Star ratified a new three-year agreement on May 29. The final vote tally was 105-30.
The new contract includes a 3% general wage increase in the first year, 3% in the second year, and 2.5% in the third year, and the members will continue to receive a monthly bonus based on gross sale and an “adder” (a percentage based on years of service ranging from 1% to 3.5% on top of their annual wage increases). The members also secured increases to their pension in each year of the agreement. Additional improvements include up to $300 to replace damaged personal tools, a $10 increase to the work boot allowance, and a shift differential increase for swing shift. There were no takeaways and no changes to the generous health care plan.
The bargaining committee was comprised of members Alberto Marquez, Sean Jacobs, Michael Aaron, and Cruz Guevara.
–Cruz Serna, IBEW 1245 Business Rep