The members at the City of Alameda (AMP) have voted to approve a tentative agreement on a four-year MOU that includes 9% general wage increases plus equity adjustments up to 13%. The City Council recently approved the agreement on November 19, 2019.
As part of the agreement, overtime is redefined to include work outside of the regular schedule or on any official AMP holiday. Standby Duty is increased to two hours at the straight time rate per eight hours shift of Standby. Double-time rates will apply when working mutual aid. Compensatory time off max accumulations will be increased to eighty (80) hours. System Operators will receive additional biweekly pay for 10 fixed holidays with no time off. City to pay the cost of written examinations, medical examinations, and license renewal fees above a Class C Drivers License. Members required to have CDL will receive a differential of $65 per month. Apprentice Lineworkers will have the ability to receive a 6% premium after successful completion of applicable rubber glove training. Members will receive dollar for dollar City matches of up to 1% of base wages for contributions towards their Deferred Compensation 457 plan. Floating holidays will be increased by 2 ½ days. Members will receive reduced workday schedules on the days before Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
The negotiations committee consisted of members Mark Regan and James Trotter, along with Local 1245 Assistant Business Manager Al Fortier and myself.
–Charley Souders, IBEW 1245 Business Rep