Bozeman Montana Local News
A trade union that represents more than 100 carpenters in this part of the state has ratified a contract that will bring an additional $4 an hour to members in wages and benefits over the next three years.
The contract represents the most substantial increases in wages and benefits seen by the union in 12 years, union representative Mary Alice McMurray said. It was secured by two locals of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and will be recognized by a handful of contractors in Helena, Bozeman and surrounding areas
Beginning in May, union members’ wages will rise from $16.70 to $18 an hour. By May 2010, members of the carpenter union will be earning $20.50 an hour, McMurray said.