Summary of the Tentative Agreement
Montana University System
AFSCME Local 441
Montana State University-Bozeman
Livestock and Range Research Laboratory
Modify the 2001-2003 collective bargaining agreement as follows.
1.�������� Article XII, Section A.� Health Insurance � Employer�s Contribution�
Add the following new sentence:� �Once an employee has received four (4) months of the employer contribution to health insurance while on a workers� compensation leave of absence, the employee must wait an additional two (2) years before becoming eligible to receive this benefit for a second time.�
2.�������� Article XI.� Leaves of Absence Without Pay�
Add the following to subsection A:� �None of the time while on a leave of absence without pay shall count towards fulfilling the probationary period.� Seniority shall cease to accrue during a leave of absence in excess of 30 calendar days unless the leave of absence is because the employee was called into active military service.�
3.�������� Article XV, Section 6.a.� Grievance Procedure
����������� Change �five (5) names� to �seven (7) names� in the first sentence.
4.�������� Article XXI.� Term of Agreement, Sections A and B�
Change �2001� to �2003� and change �2003� to �2005.�� In subsection B, delete the last sentence.
5.�������� Addendum A.� Revise as follows:
1.�������� Employees shall continue their participation in the Montana University System Achievement Program.
2.�������� Effective June 30, 2004, employees shall be eligible for .5% Achievement Pay.� The award of Achievement Pay on June 30, 2004 follows the Performance Development Cycle that commences on approximately July 1, 2003 and ends on May 31, 2004.
3.�������� Effective June 30, 2005, employees shall be eligible for .5% Achievement Pay.� The award of Achievement Pay on June 30, 2005 follows the Performance Development Cycle that commences on June 1, 2004 and ends on May 31, 2005.
4.�������� Effective January 1, 2005, employees shall receive a 25 cent per hour salary increase.
����������� 5.�������� In addition to the salary increases specified above, employees may be eligible for additional forms of pay increases as outlined in the Guide to the MUS Achievement Program (MAP) such as:� lump sum awards, strategic pay, and progression pay.
6.�������� Addendum B.
����������� Article XIII.A.�
����������� Delete last sentence.