The IBEW 1245 members working at the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) have unanimously approved a new agreement by a vote of 41-0. The agreement was subsequently adopted by the NCPA Commission on Oct. 28.
The three-year agreement includes general wage increases of 3% in year one, 3.25% in year two, and 3.5% in year three, with no ‘take-aways.’ Additional improvements include 3X to $350.00 life insurance; an additional holiday, June 19 (Juneteenth); improved rest period language; prescription eyewear improvements; improvement to in lieu of medical amounts; and improved bereavement leave. The MOU also includes improvements on missed meal amounts, as well as on per diem travel amounts tied to the GSA for Continental United States.
Special thanks to the members of the negotiating committee –Mark Dempsey and Travis McCrea from the Lodi Energy Center, and Charles Beck and Patrick Fleming from the Geothermal Facilities in Middletown. For the ratification vote, Matt Cottrell acted as judge, and Dylan Turner served as teller.
–JV Macor, IBEW 1245 Business Rep