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Labor talks at Treasure Valley Community College stall, no deal in sight


By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

ONTARIO – Empty coffee pots and frazzled faces were the only things coming out of an 18-hour negotiating session between the Treasure Valley Community College administrators and faculty that ended in the pre-dawn hours Saturday.

The two sides couldn’t close a deal on a contract that would settle pay and avoid the prospect of the first strike in Oregon by community college instructors.

Instead, administrators and instructors were stumped Monday about what exactly happens next.

They have been negotiating off and on for a year, watching as the contract expired last . . .