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:��


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