The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the largest electrical union in the world. The IBEW represents workers' rights in all areas of the electrical industry. The National Electrical Contractors Association is the management association for electrical contractors. NECA represents thousands of employers who guarantee their installations and perform quality work on time and on budget. To provide the highly skilled work force necessary to meet the customer needs and insure job satisfaction for the electrical workers, the IBEW and NECA sponsor the very best, unparalleled apprenticeship training programs.
We are very happy to report that a two year extension of our Inside Collective Bargaining Agreement has been signed with the Redwood Empire Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association. The terms of the settlement are as follows:
Agreement extended until May 31, 2017
Pension classifications redefined to comply with current IRS regulations
Effective June 1, 2015: $1.00 increase to the Health and Welfare Trust Fund
Effective December 1, 2015: $1.00 increase to be allocated
Effective June 1, 2016: $2.00 increase to be allocated
This is a win-win agreement that streghtens our union by maintaining our current Heath & Welfare benefits with cost of living increases for our wages. We also were able to keep the state mandated three days of sick leave that is schedule to take effect later this year. We'll be sending more information of the requirements to qualify for the sick leave beneifts as they are available.