IBEW 1245’s MOU with the City of Ukiah had a term end date of September 18, 2021. That MOU also had a scheduled COLA set for September 19, 2020 that called for either a 3% COLA or, if the City missed its financial benchmarks associated with sales tax and transient occupancy tax revenues in fiscal year 2018/2019, the COLA would revert back to the average of Western CPI and San Francisco, Hayward San Jose CPI.
Due to the extreme financial impact COVID 19 has had on City reserves, sales tax and transient occupancy tax, the COLA was set to be the CPI average, which came to .15%.
We met and conferred over foregoing the .15% in September of 2020, extending the MOU to 2022 and moving the COLA language out for one full year to 2021.
The membership ratified and the council adopted an extension of the MOU to September of 2022 and moved the existing COLA language for year three of the MOU out to September of 2021 and amending the benchmark comparison period to fiscal year 2019/2020, in the hopes of realizing the full 3%.
–JV Macor, IBEW 1245 Business Rep