REDDING - The Redding City Council voted 3-2 in favor of a 15 month deal for the Redding Technical Unit (RTU) tonight. This is the first Memoradum of Understanding for the newly formed bargaining unit.
The Redding Technical unit will recieve 4% in salary increases from now through June 2014. The contract expires in 2015.
Councilmembers Sullivan, Bosetti and McArthur voted in favor of the deal. Sullivan had nothing but support and praise for the RTU employees and Bosetti backed down a citizen who believes Unions are buying votes through supporting Council candidates on the Council. Council member Cadd and Jones voted against the contract as they do for every union contract. Jones said granting the increase will just lead to more increases and Cadd wanted more concessions in retirement benefits.