The IBEW 1245 members at Paradise Irrigation District have approved a new five-year agreement, with a 5% general wage increase on July 1 of 2022, and 2.5% increases on July 1 of each subsequent through June 30, 2027. The union and and the district agreed to a reopener based upon the results of a comparable pay study.
The agreement also includes
- A one-time, off salary schedule payment of $2,000 per IBEW 1245 represented classification.
- Standby Pay increase from two to three hours on weekdays (50% increase), and from three to five hours on weekend days (66% increase).
- Two additional holidays — Juneteenth (June 19) and Indigenous Peoples’ Day (the second Monday in October) — for a total of 14 holidays.
- Safety toed boot allowance increase to $250 and broadened use (100% increase).
Additionally, the District will maintain monthly contributions equal to the ACWA Advantage Health Plan or their closest ACWA Equivalent through the term of the agreement. The three medical insurance health plans for Employee, Couple, and Family will remain in place per the previous contract.
The bargaining team included members Laura Capra, Tracy Niemela, Jeremy Gentry, Clint Stanley, and myself.
— Dominic McCurtain, IBEW 1245 Business Rep