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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 6, 2022 MOU Update Summaries

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

See Sunshining of 2022 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for a full listing of items being sunshined along with the relevant dates.

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Executive Summary (updated June 6, 2022)

SFMTA Bargaining 2022 - Executive Summary of Tentative Agreements
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 6

Topic

Change

Term

July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024

Wages  

First Year: 
5.25%, effective July 1, 2022 

Second Year:
2.5%, effective July 1, 2023, except if the March 2023 Joint Report prepared by the Controller, the Mayor’s Budget Director, and the Board of Supervisors’ Budget Analyst projects a budget deficit for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 that exceeds $300 million, then the base wage adjustment will be delayed, to be effective January 6, 2024.

2.25%, effective January 1, 2024, except if the March 2023 Joint Report projects a budget deficit for FY2024 that exceeds $300 million, then the base wage adjustment will be delayed, to be effective close of business June 30, 2024.

 

Equity Adjustments 

Effective July 1, 2022, provides the following base wage increases:

5% for 7345 Electrician and 7216 Electrical Transit Shop Supervisor I

4.38% for 7238 Electrician Supervisor I

 

4.13% for 7276 Electrician Supervisor II

4% for 7366 Transit Power Line Worker, 7235 Transit Power Line Supervisor I, 7274 Transit Power Line Supervisor II, 7310 Transit Power Cable Splicer, and 6252 Line Inspector 

2% for 7408 Assistant Power System Operator, 7364 Power System Operator, 7365 Senior Power System Operator, 7244 Power System Supervisor I, 9145 Traffic Signal Electrician, 9147 Traffic Signal Electrician Supervisor I, and 9149 Traffic Signal Electrician Supervisor II

 

Effective July 1, 2023, provides the following base wage increases: 

 

4% for 7366 Transit Power Line Worker, 7235 Transit Power Line Supervisor I, 7274 Transit Power Line Supervisor II, 7310 Transit Power Cable Splicer, and 6252 Line Inspector 

 

2% for 9145 Traffic Signal Electrician, 9147 Traffic Signal Electrician Supervisor I, 9149 Traffic Signal Electrician Supervisor II, 7216 Electrical Transit Shop Supervisor I, 7408 Assistant Power System Operator, 7364 Power System Operator, 7365 Senior Power System Operator, 7244 Power System Supervisor I, 7371 Electrical Transit System Mechanic, 7430 Assistant Electronics Maintenance Technician, 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician, 7329 Electronics Maintenance Technical Assistant Supervisor, and 7287 Supervising Electronic Maintenance Technician 

 

Effective close of business June 30, 2024, provides the following base wage increases: 

 

2% for 7430 Assistant Electronic Maintenance Technician, 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician, 7329 Electronics Maintenance Technical Assistant Supervisor, 7287 Supervising Electronic Maintenance Technician, and 7371 Electrical Transit System Mechanic

Lead Pay 

Increases lead pay from $12.50 to $15.00.

Holidays

Recognizes Juneteenth (June 19); changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day/Italian-American Heritage Day.

Entrance Above Step 1

Adds 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician to list of classifications that enter at Step 5. Classifications 7430 Assistant Electronic Maintenance Technician, 7432 Electrical Line Helper, and 7510 Light Fixture Maintenance Worker to enter at Step 3 or above.

Life Insurance 

Provides term life insurance in the amount of $50,000

Severance Pay 

Provides severance pay equal to one week of pay for each full year worked, up to a maximum of 12 weeks, in the event of layoffs. Employees appointed pursuant to Charter Section 10.104(18) who meet defined eligibility thresholds may choose between severance and administrative hearing upon release.

Standby/Callback 

Provides for minimum of one quarter hour or actual time spent, whichever is greater, for an employee who is required to be on standby responds to a page or inquiry by phone. 

Election of Remedies

Eliminates requirement that employees choose between grievance procedure and internal complaint processes for claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, or failure to accommodate a disability.

JLMC / Electrical Safety Committee 

Establishes an Electrical Safety Committee 

Holidays that Fall on Saturday 

Allows in-lieu day(s) to be taken in current or next fiscal year 

Subcontracting 

Provides definition of “Electrical Work” for purposes of subcontracting and requires 30 days’ notice to Union of relevant personal services contracts.

Seniority 

Updates and clarifies method of resolving ties in Seniority

Overhead Lines Pilot Program Side Letter 

Renews and extends pilot program providing for referral, signing, and relocation bonuses to incentivize hires in Overhead Line Classifications (7235, 7310, and 7366), subject to certain limitations.

Apprenticeships 

Continues and expands language requiring negotiations over apprenticeship and training programs. Adds 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician & 7371 Electrical Transit System Mechanic to list of Apprenticeship Classes.

Release of Category 18 Employees

Defines term limits for Category 18 Employees and defines options when employees in these categories are released.

Utilization of Prop F and Temporary Exempt (TEX) Employees

HR Director agrees to work with SFMTA Divisions to ensure proper utilization of Prop F and TEX employees when such positions should be more appropriately filled by PCS employees. SFMTA will notify holdovers in represented classifications of any recruitment for exempt positions in their classifications.

Clean-up: Compensation Rates in CBA 

Publishes compensation rates in the MOU 

Clean-up: Holiday Pay Eligibility 

Cleans up language regarding the number of hours prorated for part-time or full-time employees.

Costing Analysis

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Budget Office
Local 6 - Budget Impact Analysis

Bargaining 2022
Tentative Agreement (Total Cumulative Cost; SFMTA Only)
Last Updated on 04/22/22

Local 6 - Additional Cost (Savings)

Subject Proposed Change FY 2023 FY 2024
Wages (Base) Following the city's wage increase pattern, represented employees will receive base wage increases based on the following schedule:

Year 1
July 1, 2022 - 5.25%
Year 2
July 1, 2023 - 2.5%
January 6, 2024 - 2.25%

If the citywide budget deficit projection exceeds $300M in Year 2, each affected base wage increase will be delayed 6 months.

$4,732,986 $8,199,256
One-Time Equity Adjustment - 7345 Effective July 1, 2022, represented employees in classification 7345 Electrician shall receive a one-time wage increase of an additional 5% to their base wages. $57,534 $58,342
One-Time Equity Adjustment - 7238 Effective July 1, 2022, represented employees in classification 7238 Electrician Supervisor receive a one-time wage increase of an additional 4.38% to their base wages. $8,079 $8,202
One-Time Equity Adjustment - 7430, 7318, 7329, 7287 Effective July 1, 2023, employees in classifications 7430 Assistant Electronic Maintenance Technician, 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician, 7329 Electronic Maintenance Technician Assistant Supervisor, and 7287 Supervising Electronic Maintenance Technician shall receive a one-time adjustment of an additional 2% to their base wages. $0 $744,037
One-Time Equity Adjustment - 7366, 7274, 7235, 7310, 6252 Effective July 1, 2022, employees in classifications 7366 Transit Power Line Worker, 7235 Transit Power Line Supervisor I, 7274 Transit Power Line Supervisor II, 7310 Transit Power Cable Splicer, and 6252 Line Inspector shall receive a one-time adjustment of an additional 4% to their base wage.

Effective July 1, 202, employees in classifications 7366 Transit Power Line Worker, 7235 Transit Power Line Supervisor I, 7274 Transit Power Line Supervisor II, 7310 Transit Power Cable Splicer, and 6252 Line Inspector shall receive a one-time adjustment of an additional 4% to their base wage.

$385,982 $802,667
One-Time Equity Adjustment - 7364, 7365, 7408, 7244, 9145, 9147, 9149 Effective July 1, 2022, employees in classifications 7364 Power System Operator, 7365 Senior Power System Operator, 7408 Assistant Power System Operator, 7244 Power System Supervisor I, 9145 Traffic Signal Engineer, 9147 Traffic Signal Electrician Supervisor I, and 9149 Traffic Signal Electrician Supervisor II shall receive a one-time adjustment of an additional 2% to their base wage.

Effective July 1, 2023, employees in classifications 7364 Power System Operator, 7365 Senior Power System Operator, 7408 Assistant Power System Operator, 7244 Power System Supervisor I, 9145 Traffic Signal Engineer, 9147 Traffic Signal Electrician Supervisor I, and 9149 Traffic Signal Electrician Supervisor II shall receive a one-time adjustment of an additional 2% to their base wage.

$159,829 $348,771
One-Time Equity Adjustment - 7216 Effective July 1, 2022, represented employees in classification 7216 Electrical Transit Shop Supervisor I shall receive a one-time wage increase of an additional 5% to their base wages.

Effective July 1, 2023, represented employees in classification 7216 Electrical Transit Shop Supervisor I shall receive a one-time wage increase of an additional 2% to their base wages.
 

$69,962  $100,484 
One-Time Equity Adjustment - 7371 Effective July 1, 2023, represented employees in classification 7371 Electrical Transit System Mechanic receive a one-time wage increase of an additional 2% to their base wages. $0  $849,390 
Entrance at Top Step Codifies an appendix of classifications to be hired at the top step; hiring for these positions already follows this practice. $0  $0 
Life Insurance Upon becoming eligible to participate in the Health Service System, the City shall provide term life insurance in the amount of $50,000 for all employees covered by this Agreement. $43,085  $46,189 
Lead Pay Employees in a non-supervisorial class designated by their supervisor as a lead mechanic shall be entitled to a $20 (previously $12.50) per day premium when at least two employees are working together and one acts as the lead.
 
$46,540  $46,540 
Total ($) Total dollars of above changes $5,503,996 $11,203,880
Total (%) Total percent of above changes 6.11% 12.43%