LA QUINTA — Representatives of the Imperial Irrigation District's employee labor organizations presented their contract openers to the IID Board of Directors on Tuesday.
James Leatherman, assistant business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 465, laid out in detail what the union seeks.
The union seeks a general wage increase of 5 percent for each of the next three years. For certain equipment operators that Leatherman said are at a disparity, the union seeks 10 percent the first year and 5 percent for each of the next two years.
The union also seeks changes in vacation, shift premium and numerous other issues.
The presentation of the unions' openers in public session was upon request of the Board of Directors, which is expected to review the requests and make a counter offer in January.