Treasure Valley administrators, faculty union approve new contract

This story was updated at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 to include a statement received by board chair John Forsyth.

ONTARIO – After more than one year of negotiations, mediation sessions and public outcry, the Treasure Valley Community College board and Treasure Valley Education Association have approved a new contract.

The board approved the contract last night while the union voted 20-16 to approve the contract Monday. The contract covers 40 faculty members and doesn’t affect either administrative staff or classified employees.

Specifics of the contract weren’t disclosed by either side. A request for the contract from the Malheur Enterprise was denied by the college through Tuesday ahead of the board vote. College President Dana Young said late Wednesday morning the contract would be disclosed later in the day. The union . . .