ITEM 122-107-R0304




The undersigned parties hereby agree to extend their 2001-2003 collective bargaining agreement until June 30, 2005 with the following modifications.


1.�������� Section 14.1� CONTRACT TERM


Change to read:� �This contract shall be in full force and effect from July 1, 2003 to and including June 30, 2005, and shall be considered as renewed for a two year period thereafter unless either party to the agreement notifies the other in writing, in accordance with the following negotiations schedule.�


2.�������� Section 14.2� NEGOTIATIONS SCHEDULE


Change to read:� �Either party desiring to modify or terminate the agreement must notify the other in writing by March 30, 2005.� Changes agreed upon shall be reduced to writing and signed by both parties.�




Change the first sentence to read:� �It is understood and agreed between the parties to this agreement that wages for employees covered by this agreement shall be as follows:


����������������������������������������������������������������������� July 1, 2003���������������� January 1, 2005

����������������������� Journeyman Painter������������������ 16.52�������������������������� 16.77

����������������������� Foreman���������������������������������� 17.62�������������������������� 17.87

����������������������� Painter Associate��������������������� 11.92*������������������������ 12.17�


4.�������� Add the following new provision.


�A partial tuition waiver benefit will be piloted for bargaining unit employees during FY 2005.� Such benefit shall be administered in accordance with Regent policy.�


����������� Signed and dated this _____ day of __________, 2004.


����������� For the Montana University System:          For MUS Maintenance Painters Union