As you may already know IBEW 6 and the City & County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency reached impasse at the bargaining table. As a result of reaching impasse we did not have a last, best and final offer to bring to our membership to vote on. We began the Mediation/Arbitration process as required by the charter and the awaiting the results of that reward. The only remaining item is " No Cost Parking". Prior to the conclusion of the arbitration the parties reached agreement on certain items. Below is a brief summary of the current status of this round of collective bargaining.
SFMTA (not CCSF)
Term – 2 years
Effective July 1, 2013 1%
Effective January 4, 2014 1%
Effective March 29, 2014 1%
Employee-Only – Effective January 1, 2014 (no changes before this benefit year)
“90%-90%” – The City shall pay 90% of the cost of the entire health insurance premium for Kaiser or Blue Shield, respectively, capped at the second highest cost plan (e.g., currently, Blue Shield).
Employees assigned to work sites outside of the service area will be exempt from the City Plan premium share.
No change to City contribution formula for Employee plus one and Employee plus two categories.
Floating Holidays – restore 5 for FY 2012-13 and FY 2013-14. Also two (2) additional Floating Holidays for FY 2012-2013 (total of 7 in FY 2012-2013).
Furlough Days - No unpaid furlough days in FY 2012-13, 2013-14.
Expediting Arbitration Process – for terminations and long-term suspensions. Subject to mutual agreement.
Shift Differential – Four (4) hour trigger (down from 5) and clarification that differential is not a premium (i.e. is included in the base for pension purposes). Hours worked in increments totaling less than 4 hours not subject to shift premium.
Dental Co-Pays – to mirror other City Unions already paying co-pays. Approximately $6-$12 per month.
Internal Wage Adjustments – a. Class 7319 - parity with Class 7371
b. Class 7510 - 5%
Work Shoes – every 12 months
Safety Glasses – every 24 months
Tool Allowance – increase to $550/year, add 7380 and 7319
Lead Pay – no change
MME Heavy Overhaul – becomes a bid unit.
Road Call Crew – meet and confer in FY 2012-13.
No Cost Parking – Arbitrator decided in unions favor- No Cost Parking to remain unchanged for the term of the contract
We will update this report as soon as we have an award for the Arbitration Panel.
Also, we will be mailing out copies of the new C.B.A. once the document has been finalized.