ITEM 128-102-R0705

 

TO: Montana Board of Regents

 

FROM: Kathy Crego, Director

Labor Relations and Human Resources

 

RE: Approval of Tentative Agreement with The Print, Publishing and Media Sector of the Communication Workers of America, Local 14740 and Graphic Communication International Union, Local 242-C

 

DATE: July 14-15, 2005


Attached is a summary of the tentative agreement reached with The Print, Publishing and Media Sector of the Communication Workers of America, Local 14740 and Graphic Communication International Union, Local 242-C.  The tentative agreement was ratified by members of the bargaining unit and includes modifications made to the prior agreement.  The entire collective bargaining agreement is available at the Montana University System web site.

 

This bargaining unit is comprised of 15 printers, pressmen, graphic artists, and support staff of the Printing Services department at The University of Montana-Missoula campus.

 

Major changes include:

        Wage increases in accordance with HB 4473.5 percent or $1,005 annually, whichever is greater and 4.0 percent or $1,188 annually, whichever is greater effective October 1, 2005, and October 1, 2006, respectively.

        Continuation the Dependent Partial Tuition Waiver.

        Increased health insurance contributions in accordance with statute.

        Provision to encourage implementation of education program that allows students intern to operate equipment

 

I recommend approval of the tentative agreement with the Print, Publishing and Media Sector of the Communication Workers of America, Local 14740 and Graphic Communication International Union, Local 242-C.