The IBEW 1245 members at the City of Berkeley have voted to approve a tentative agreement on a two-year MOU, and the City Council approved the agreement on June 15.
The areas of improvement in the agreement include
- binding arbitration on all contract provisions;
- increased post-65 retiree medical monthly benefit contributions by the City in the amount of $100 for two party and $50 for single, with a commitment to continue actuary costing at the $200/$400 level;
- “Me Too” provisions for wage and benefit increases; and
- four additional paid floating holidays.
The negotiations committee consisted of Tom Hartman, Greg Marwick, and myself.
–Charley Souders, IBEW 1245 Business Rep