IBEW Local 1245 members at the City of Lodi Electric Utility voted to approve a new three-year agreement. The agreement includes wage increases of of 7%, 5% and 5% for all lineman classifications and 5%, 4% and 4% for all other classifications within the bargaining unit.
The union successfully negotiated improvements to medical and dental; the addition of 4-10 work schedule; improvements to the temporary upgrade language; and the addition of standby language for work crews. The agreement also incorporates a side letter that was agreed upon mid-term for double time pay on all overtime. Additionally, wecleaned up language regarding the wage rate for apprentices journeying out, and added language for labor-management meeting. We also agreed to address our Safety language in the MOU so that it is supportive of our members’ participation.
The bargaining committee was made up of members Ryan Mahler, Brent Sirkel, Jeremy Barlow, Rod Brown, Mike Koinzen and myself.
–Sheila Lawton, IBEW 1245 Business Rep