TO:������������������ Board of Regents


FROM:������������� Sue Hill, Director

����������������������� Labor Relations and Personnel


RE:������������������ Approval of Tentative Agreement with AFSCME Local 2235


DATE:�������������� March 25-26, 2004



Attached is a summary of the tentative agreement with AFSCME Local 2235.� This agreement covers approximately 65 classified employees at MSU-Northern who perform a wide range of clerical, technical, custodial, skilled craft and food service duties.� The summary shows only the changes to the prior agreement.� The entire agreement can be viewed on line at


The tentative agreement with AFSCME Local 2235 essentially rolls over the 2001-2003 agreement until June 30, 2005 with only three changes.� The salary package is the same as under the previously approved MPEA agreement.� In addition to the .5% of achievement pay on June 30th of each year, employees will receive a 25 cent increase on January 1, 2005. �A commitment was made to establish a Labor-Management Committee.� The Regents� policy on dependent tuition waivers was adopted.


The bargaining unit has voted to ratify the tentative agreement.� I recommend approval of the tentative agreement with AFSCME Local 2235.