The IBEW 1245 members at AC Transit have voted to approve a tentative agreement on a three-year MOU that includes 9% general wage increases plus equity adjustments up to 2% and a $500 signing bonus. The Board of Directors recently approved the agreement on January 8, 2020.
As part of the agreement, medical coverage will change to CalPERS Medical with no changes to employee cost sharing. New hires after Jan. 1, 2020 will receive bi-weekly District contributions to the deferred compensation 457 plan. On Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Holiday weeks, there will be minimum guaranteed vacation slots per day on Monday through Friday. Seniority sign up bid language has been updated to remove the pre-assigned shifts. Annual workwear vouchers will be increased to $525 and tool/shoe allowances increased to $725.
The negotiations committee consisted of members Dale Brewer, James Fisher, and Kevin Auer, and myself.
–Charley Souders, IBEW 1245 Business Rep