The IBEW 1245 union members at Jacobs Technology have ratified a three-year contract. The agreement includes an immediate general wage increase of 7.5% (retroactive to Sept 1, 2023), as well as 5% in 2024, and 5% in 2025. Additionally, the Juneteenth Holiday was added to the list of holidays; the overtime meals allowance increased to $15.00 from $12.50; and the union also negotiated five days of funeral pay for members who lose a loved one.
At this property, IBEW 1245 bargains collaboratively with the two other unions on the property (IAM/Machinists and OE3/Operating Engineers). The bargaining committee was comprised of myself and 1245 Shop Steward Bill Van Zuylen for IBEW, IAM Business Rep Pedro Mendez and Shop Steward David Steink for the Machinists, and OE3 Business Rep Niels Ash for the Operating Engineers. The final vote tally was 23-10.
–Cruz Serna, IBEW 1245 Business Rep