The City and Union came to a tentative agreement, took it to a vote and ratified on November 2nd. The agreement was approved by City Council on November 15th.
The agreement included the following:
Year 1 – A 14% wage increase for all classifications, except for the Mechanic I, Mechanic II, and Working Supervisor – Shop classification which will receive an 18% wage increase effective December 4, 2022.
Year 2 – A 5% wage increase for all classifications.
Year 3 – A 5% wage increase for all classifications.
A new classification titled Solid Waste Truck Driver III which will incorporate the truck drivers that take the refuse from the Transfer Station to the Landfill. Additionally, the incorporation of the existing 2.5% incentive pay for the Transfer Station Operator (which is the individual who works with the green waste at the Transfer Station) into the overall salary for the classification.
A new classification titled Materials Recycling Facilities Operator incorporating the existing Baler Operator into the new classification, with wages equal to the Baler Operator (total of two positions).
Added grade IV certification pay for the Warehouse Worker – Water.
Modification of the existing rest period language to allow the eight hours (consecutive off duty) to be applied in lieu of reporting to the next regularly scheduled shift.
And an increase to the Long Term Disability payment of 60% of employee’s salary to a maximum of $7,000 per month.
Concessions include an exchange of the Columbus Day holiday (floater) for Juneteenth (fixed), a decrease from 240 to 160 hours for the CTO bank (no calendar or fiscal accrual cap), an increase of .85% to the normal cost of CalPERS, and .13% to the normal cost of PARS, an increase from 15% to 20% cost share of the City’s Group Health Insurance Base plan.
Additional changes were incorporation of the City’s Personnel Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy, clean-up of existing language related to call out and reporting, addition of new classifications added since last MOU, and other non-substantive clerical clean-up.
–Dominic McCurtain, IBEW 1245 Business Rep