ITEM NO. 114-111-R0102�� ATTACHMENT
TO:������������������ Board of Regents
FROM:������������� Sue Hill, Director
����������������������� Labor Relations and Personnel
RE:������������������ Approval of Tentative Agreement with Montana University System Maintenance Painters Union
DATE:�������������� January 17-18, 2001
Attached is a summary of the tentative agreement with the Montana University System Maintenance Painters Union.� This contract covers approximately 17 employees at The University of Montana- Missoula, Montana State University-Bozeman, Montana State University-Billings and Montana Tech of The University of Montana. The summary only includes those sections of the agreement that were modified during this round of negotiations.� The entire collective bargaining agreement is available on line at:� www.montana.edu/wochelp/collbarg/collbarg.html.�
The tentative agreement provides for a wage increase of 4 percent effective November 1, 2001, and a 4 percent increase on November 1, 2002.� The differential for foremen pay was increased from $1.00 to $1.10.
None of the language changes are very substantive.� The probationary period language was clarified to exclude time served in a temporary position.� A new provision was added to heighten employees� awareness of the conflict of interest provisions in state law.� This agreement does not contain the restrictive language regarding warning letters that is included in most other craft agreements.� Changes to that provision were therefore unnecessary.
The tentative agreement has been ratified by the bargaining unit.� I recommend approval of this tentative agreement.
xc:������� President Dennison
����������� President Gamble
����������� Chancellor Gilmore
����������� Chancellor Sexton