Faculty at Treasure Valley Community College voting on new contract that could prevent strike

Administrators and union agents meet in February a bargaining session in an effort to strike a new pay deal at Treasure Valley Community College. (Malhuer Enterprise/File)

ONTARIO – Faculty members at Treasure Valley Community College are voting on whether to ratify a new labor contract.

The draft agreement was distributed to faculty members last week after a final round of negotiations between the faculty union and college administrators.

Terms of the agreement, however, are being kept secret. That includes details on class sizes, pay raises, and health insurance.

Officials at Treasure Valley Community College said that contracts that come out of mediation could be withheld from the public. One official also cited as possible legal authority to withhold the document a state law intended to protect confidential informants.

The Treasure Valley Education Association, the faculty . . .