After overwhelmingly rejecting the City’s Last, Best and Final offer, the IBEW 1245 members at the City of Roseville have approved a new three-year successor MOU with an 83% yes vote. The City Council subsequently approved the new agreement.
The successor MOU includes a 2% salary increase (or market adjustment if the market adjustment survey is higher than 2%), effective April 27, 2019, and additional market adjustment wage increases in May of 2020 and May of 2021. The bargaining committee also negotiated increases for certain certifications, including the Environmental Utilities max certification, which was increased to 5%, and DOT Tanker endorsement and USA Locate certifications will both get 1%. Members will now receive double-time pay when working outside of shift between 8:00pm and 6:00am, and non-shift classifications will get double-time when working on a holiday. Additionally, all mutual aid assignments will be paid at double-time rates.
The MOU also includes annual increases to the cafeteria flex plan, and an additional hour to the rest period. In exchange for the Columbus Day holiday, the committee negotiated eight hours as a floating holiday. Effective January 1 2020, the CTO max accumulation will be 160 hours.
The bargaining committee consisted of Tim Abbott, Mike Barton, Jimmy Bell, Gary Kidder, Shawn Murphy, and myself.
–Charley Souders, IBEW 1245 Business Rep