University of Minnesota
Office of Human Resources

Article 32 Uniforms and Tools

32.1 If an employee is required to wear a special uniform as a condition of employment, it shall be furnished by the employer. The employer does have the right to set standards for the cleanliness and condition of such uniforms. 

32.2 The employer agrees that such cotton uniforms as are currently being laundered by the employer shall continue to be laundered by the employer until they are replaced by uniforms having a different fabric content.

32.3 Uniforms issued to employees that are damaged in work related activity shall be replaced or repaired by the employer.

32.4 Employees classified as Vehicle Mechanics and Heavy Equipment Mechanics who are required to purchase their own tools, shall receive a tool allowance of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) per fiscal year. Equal payments shall be made on December 15 and June 15 in each year of the contract.