Negotiations yield wage increases, enhanced benefits, pension contributions
Forty-one members of Local 1781 of the IAM representing employees of Flagship Facility Services, Inc. at SFO will vote on a tentative agreement reached by negotiators and the company and announced today by IAM District 141.
The agreement calls for a 14.1% increase in base wages, with hourly pay for Leads and Forklift Operators rising to $18.25 on the day of signing, an increase of over $3.00 per hour from current rates. Flagship will begin making contributions to the IAM National Pension Fund for every employee at the rate of .25 per hour worked up to 40 hours per week, with annual increases through the life of the contract, which expires on December 31, 2020.
The agreement requires the company to conduct a minimum of one annual shift bid and makes the awarding of overtime a more transparent process. In addition, any employee held out of service for any reason will have full pay restored after the 30th day. Employees will have an additional paid holiday for their birthday and increased sick bank and funeral leave.
District 141 President and Directing General Chair Mike Klemm applauded the accomplishment: “I’d like to thank Assistant General Chair Troy Rivera and the entire negotiating committee for vigorously representing our members’ interests. The negotiating committee unanimously recommends ratification of the agreements.”
District 141 AGC Troy Rivera, who led the negotiations for the IAM had high praise for his team: “These hard-working IAM members understand that their professionalism is an essential part of their employer’s success in securing important janitorial contracts and maintaining a 96% customer retention rate. I am proud to have worked alongside Kurt Rothenbuescher, Sandra Gonzales, and Joel De La Cruz to get the pay and benefits they deserve.”
Voting will take place on July 11, 2018, from 12 noon until 5:00 PM at 1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010. Please direct any questions to Troy Rivera at 925-570-3190.