Heartland Community College and its faculty union have agreed on a three-year contract.
The first year will see a $1,500 increase in pay for full time faculty members followed by 2.5 percent increases in each of the following two years.
Other provisions include:
- Increasing overload teaching rates by $25 per hour.
- Boosting pay for independent study courses
- Raising tuition reimbursement for faculty from $2,000 to $3,000 per year
- Using the ACA age 26 definition of dependents for tuition waivers
- Allowing new dads to use sick time for paternity leave.
Union bargainer Sean Colcleasure said interest-based bargaining helped negotiations.
“Both sides came together in good faith, built a solid foundation and worked together to get a contract all parties benefit from, with minimal disagreements,” said Colcleasure.
The two sides had been negotiating since November. Faculty voted Tuesday and Wednesday. The Heartland Board of Trustees has also approved the deal.
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