After several months of contentious negotiations, the IBEW 1245 bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with the City of Berkeley on a three-year successor MOU. The tentative agreement was ratified by the membership with an 88% approval vote.
The agreement provides for 3% general wage increases in year one, 3% in year two, and 1% in year three. Also included is a 3% Electrician State Certification premium, $1,000 lump sum, and PEPRA employee savings in the amount of 1.25% of base wages.
Thanks to members Greg Marwick and Ryan Schaeffler who joined me on the bargaining committee.
–Charley Souders, IBEW 1245 Business Rep