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