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EDITORIAL: College labor talks shouldn’t forget the students

The new year starts off with rough waters in our community. Administrators and instructors at Treasure Valley Community College seem far from a new pay deal. Should negotiations continue to produce talk but no action, students and the community had better brace for serious disruption.

Here’s the deal. The contract between the college and 40 members in the Treasure Valley Education Association expired in June. Talks to craft a new deal have been underway off and on since last February.

Labor contracts dictate a lot about how any organization will function. The contracts, of course, set pay. That settles . . .