Monday, September 24, 2007

University of Montana Custodian Wages


Custodians are complaing and it is not about taking out the trash. UM News reporter Lauren Pedrick and photographer Alex Krigsvold found why custodians want better wages. (Click on the Link Below.)



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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is Gail Harrison and there is one correction to this fine story. I dont make nickels more I actually make 13 cents less than workers who got off probation in December.

Anonymous said...

Ya I know its true that newbies are making more than some people who have been there up to 5 years. The custodians were even told by MPEA they cant do a thing about Bozeman making $2+ more an hours and follow that scale up it gets to $5+ more an hour as time goes on. Talk about getting screwed maaaaan.

Anonymous said...

Not only that but the custodains who have been there longer are not even getting paid thier custodial 2 wages!!! All thier paperwork says custodial 2. Thier supervisors call them Custodial 2 yet they are getting paid at a custodial 1 wage. Thats another big one as they are owed years and years of back pay and a wage increase. The U now tries to sneak paperwork that says custodial 1 on top so they can get something anything in thier file that says custodial 1. Thats currently in a grievance and hopefully will be sped to Arbitration soon. The custodians would LOVE to have thier meeting with President Dennison soon. We shall see if that materializes soon.

hardworkincustodian said...

Why doesn't old gail wont admit that she turned down a pay raise this summer. Why ain't old gail talkin about tellin people to vote no for a pay raise that the union brought us and helped screw a bunch of us custodians this summer. Nobody tells the rest of the story???? Yeah, we need better pay whether we are newbies or not. Just because I'm new doesn't mean I shouldn't make a good wage too.

Anonymous said...

52 of 56 custodians voted not to stab the more experienced custodians in the back. Is it fair for a newbie to make more than someone who has been here 5 years. YOU obviously think so. Only half the crew would have been given the raise. Thats what GANNON and his cronies wanted. Hopeing to divide the custodians. It OBVIOUSLY worked on "hard workin custodian". Way to go GAIL!!!!!! SO getting a 5 cent raise while YOU get 2 raises is fair to you I guess