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Wed Nov 12, 2014, 07:49 PM

KVCC Board of Trustees approves first contract with part-time faculty union [View all]

Source: Michigan Live

By Linda S. Mah

KALAMAZOO, MI The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday ratified a three-year contract with the KVCC Federation of Teachers, which represents the part-time faculty at the college.

It is the first contract for the KVCCFT, which was formed in 2012.

The contract provides a 5.75 percent pay increase over the three-and-a-half year life of the contract. Union members have not seen a pay increase for the last three years. The contract also provides an expectation of continued employment; provides fairer processes for class assignments, grievances and evaluation of teaching performance; and grants paid personal leave from a half day up to three days, depending on the number of credit hours one teaches. It goes into effect January 2015 and runs through July 2018.

KVCCFT President Carol Weatherford, an English instructor said, in a statement at the time of ratification, that the contract took almost two years of negotiations to complete and the bargaining units went through more than 20 versions before reaching the final document.

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(MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette File)

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