IBEW 1245 members employed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at Shasta Dam, Folsom Dam, New Melones Dam, Friant Dam, Sacramento and Tracy have overwhelmingly ratified a new agreement. The final vote was 96% yes to 4% no, with 90% of the members voting.
The three-year agreement includes general wage increases of 2.78% in 2019, 3.16% in 2020 and 3.13% in 2021. Additional changes include a rewrite of the grievance procedure, evergreen language pertaining to union membership, and consolidation of many documents into one easy-to-read book. The negotiating committee was comprised of members Murray Janisse, Patrick Severin, Diana Ridenour, and Cary Fox. Big thanks to retired Business Rep Sam Glero, who returned to assist in these negotiations.
–Lou Mennel, IBEW 1245 Business Rep