After almost a year of negotiations, the IBEW 1245 members at the City of Lompoc ratified a two-year agreement with the City on October 29, 2019. The final vote tally was 62 “yes” to 5 “no” to approve the new MOU, which will run through July 2021.
We negotiated a 2% wage increase for 2019-2020 (with retro pay back to September 1), and a 3% wage increase for 2020-2021, with CalPers Tier 1 Classic paying an additional 2% for PERS, and CalPERS Tier 2 Classic paying 1% more for PERS. We are getting a bit of help with Health Insurance starting in July 2020.
The agreement also includes paid rest period language, an additional .50 cents for Shift Differential, and possible equity adjustments through Ad Hoc Negotiations for the Electric Division, Wastewater Treatment Operators, Warehouse and Purchasing, Account Clerks, Treasury Clerks, Account Clerks, and Accounting Techs.
Senior Assistant Business Manager Al Fortier lead the negotiations with my assistance. The Negotiating Committee was comprised of Gary Silbaugh, Travis Border, Dorine Fabing, John Daniel, Chelsea Terrusa, Travis Kalin, Theresa Hernandez, Ko Sumaryadi, Candace Koff and Dick Davenport.
–Jaime Tinoco, IBEW 1245 Business Rep