More talks scheduled at Treasure Valley Community College

A packed room, with overflow in other rooms, showed concern during the meeting of the TVCC board. (The Enterprise/Les Zaitz)

ONTARIO – Administrators and union leaders at Treasure Valley Community College said they made good progress in contract talks last week as both sides strive to avoid harsh actions that could lead to a strike.

The effort to hammer out a new pay deal was scheduled to continue on Tuesday, but results were too late for press time.

The cautious optimism came as the two sides went to the table leaving their lawyers and state advisers at home.

The decision to go it alone followed a nonstop 18-hour session a week earlier that didn’t strike a deal followed by a college board meeting marked by high emotion from a standing room-only crowd.

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