After a lengthy bargaining process, the IBEW 1245 members at Trayer Engineering ratified a new one-year agreement in late December by a vote of 25-19.
The agreement includes a 5% increase for electricians and shipping & receiving members, as well as a .25% increase on the pension. The welders, machine operators, and material handlers who joined Local 1245 in January 2020 will received wage adjustments of up to $8.00. The union fought hard to achieve reasonable wages for our newest members due to wage discrepancy between classifications.
There will be retroactive pay back to July 1, 2021 for all employees.
The union also secured new language related to non-bargaining employees performing IBEW work. Members and their families will continue to receive platinum level medical free of cost share. The union and company agreed to a two-tier wage structure for future Trayer employees.
This CBA will expire in December of 2022, so we will be back at the bargaining table again in the fall.
I want to give a huge shoutout to the Trayer bargaining committee, comprised of Shop Stewards Arnaldo Lizarraga, Efren Chavez, and Trent Twisselman, for their knowledge and hard work. We appreciate the patience of our members during this long negotiation process.
–Cruz Serna, IBEW 1245 Business Rep