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Administrators, union at Treasure Valley Community College fail to reach agreement

The Enterprise

An 18-hour bargaining session that lasted into the wee hours of Saturday failed to produce a labor deal between administrators and faculty at Treasure Valley Community College.

Wide gaps remain in what each side wants to pay the 36 instructors represented by the Treasure Valley Education Association.

No formal session has been scheduled to continue talks, but Dana Young, college president, said Sunday the two sides may meet informally in the next few days.

“We’re hoping we get back to the table,” Young said. She said the administrators and instructors could meet without attorneys or mediators in a more informal setting.

“We’ll try that,” Young said.

“We will meet as long as the college is willing,” said Gerry Hampshire of the union. “We are committed to this coming to a conclusion.”

Negotiations started more than a year ago on a new labor contract . . .