Aviation consultants’ pay takes flight
3:57 PM - December 16, 2013


After a seven-year campaign, aviation consultants win a much deserved pay raise.
Aviation consultants, a small group of Unit 1 members in Caltrans whose job is crucial to public safety, will receive a 7.5 percent pay increase under terms negotiated by Local 1000; this pay raise is retroactive to July 2, 2013.
“This has been a long time coming – we’ve been pressing Caltrans for this raise for seven years,” said Bargaining Unit 1 Chair Brenda Modkins. “We owe this win to the aviation consultants who fought so hard to make this possible.”
Aviation consultants advise and assist the public, local agencies, and industry on the technical aspects of airport/heliport planning, development, land use regulations, operations and management, and much more. These members play large roles in ensuring safety at smaller private airfields and heliports, which receive less attention from federal authorities.