TVCC sides deserve kudos for deliberations toward new deal

Your editorial (April 4 Enterprise) was unduly critical of the process which our teachers and administration at Treasure Valley Community College used in achieving their agreement. 

Negotiated agreements between labor unions and administrative bodies are rather unique in that they bring to their process a very thorough degree of study, the standpoint of people with very different interests. Those interests, however, coincide in the process we’ve just observed between the teachers’ union and the Treasure Valley administration. I, like most citizens in our community, have operated on the fringes of the college’s existence for many years although I have served as an instructor there and have enjoyed the benefits of having the college and its galaxy of activities and community resources.

More recently I have served on the Foundation Board for the college and have enjoyed my contacts and observations . . .