University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Letter of Understanding

GCC/IBT Local 1-M and the University of Minnesota – Printing Services (“Employer” or “Company”) recognize the fact that, due to the nature of the workflow of the Employer, there are times when a shortage of skilled Union Journey workers exists at the Company, but permanent employment cannot be guaranteed.

The following may be used to address those situations. Recognizing the long history established between the parties, and consistent with but not limited to Article 4, Section 2, paragraph 3 of the collective bargaining agreement, it is agreed that in addition to vacation or medical leave replacement, experienced Local 1-M members may be hired on a temporary basis to fill in during accelerated workflow periods for up to one hundred twenty (120) consecutive shifts. All other terms and conditions of the current labor agreement apply.