ITEM NO. 122-107-R0304

 

TO:                   Board of Regents

 

FROM:              Sue Hill, Director

                        Labor Relations and Personnel

 

RE:                   Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Montana University System Maintenance Painters Union

 

DATE:               March 25-26, 2004

 

 

Attached is a memorandum of understanding with the Montana University System Maintenance Painters Union (Painters).  The Painters represent 17 employees at UM-Missoula, MSU-Bozeman, MSU-Billings and Montana Tech.  The memorandum only addresses changes to the prior agreement.  The entire agreement can be viewed on line at http://mus.edu/hr/cba/collbarg.asp. 

 

No negotiations meetings were held with the Painters.  In light of the pay freeze the parties opted to simply roll the prior agreement over for additional two years.  Employees were given a 25-cent per hour increase effective January 1, 2005.  The Regent policy granting a partial tuition waiver benefit to eligible dependents in FY 2005 was adopted.  All other contract provisions remained unchanged.

 

The bargaining unit has already voted to approve the memorandum of understanding.  I recommend the Regents approve the memorandum at their March meeting.