The newly formed Redding Power Production bargaining unit, a subdivision of the City of Redding Electric bargaining unit, has ratified its first collective bargaining agreement. The three-year agreement includes general wage increases of 10-20% in 2023 based on classification and 5% in 2024 and 2025 for all classifications. Additionally, the following highlights were agreed to:
- All overtime at the double-time rate
- Meal allowances are provided at $38.50 per meal
- Addition of Juneteenth Holiday in exchange for the Columbus Day Holiday
- An increase to the LTD plan from $3,000 to a maximum of $7,000/month
- A standby policy that includes two hours of straight-time pay for each weekday (Monday-Friday); four hours of straight-time pay for each weekend (Saturday and Sunday); and six hours of straight-time pay for each fixed holiday
In exchange for these improvements, the union agreed to a reduction to the cap on the compensatory time off, an increased contribution to the CalPERS normal cost value, and an increase to the employee contribution to the City’s Group Health Insurance base plan. Overall, there were significant gains for our members.
The IBEW 1245 negotiating team consisted of Jared Davis, Kyle Harder, Chris Holdren, and myself.
–Dominic McCurtain, IBEW 1245 Sr. Business Representative