After rejecting two previous tentative agreements, the IBEW 1245 membership at Delta Star ratified a three-year contract on June 15, 2021, with a final vote tally of 79-35.
The new agreement includes general wage increases (retroactive to June 1, 2021) of 5% in the first year, 3% in the second, and 2% in the third year. We also secured a $250 signing bonus. Additionally, about 35 employees in entry level positions will see an equity adjustment from $22.18 to $24.51. There were no takeaways, and we were able to keep their platinum level Kaiser (zero deductible and zero coinsurance plan, just copays) with a cost share of 12% for single, married, and family, and 10% cost share for single w/one child or single with children. The agreement also includes pension increases every year, an increase in tool reimbursement, no change to the bonus threshold for the first year, and a weekend schedule (3/12s) that comes with a 20% premium.
The bargaining committee at Delta Star was comprised of IBEW 1245 members Anthony Munoz, Mike Aaron, Cruz Guevara, and Alberto Marquez. The committee worked really hard, and I appreciate all the extra time they gave to meet and discuss issues with negotiations.
–Cruz Serna, IBEW 1245 Business Rep