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


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.