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Hodson Hall, which houses North Country Community College's administration and several classrooms, in Saranac Lake. Photo: Chris Morris via <a href="http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>
Hodson Hall, which houses North Country Community College's administration and several classrooms, in Saranac Lake. Photo: Chris Morris via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

North Country Community College reaches deal with faculty union

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North Country Community College has reached a new, five-year deal with the union that represents its faculty.

NCCC President Steve Tyrell presented on the new contract at Monday's Essex County Board of Supervisors meeting. Afterward, county lawmakers approved the deal unanimously.

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Reported by

Chris Morris
Tri-Lakes Correspondent

The union and North Country Community College's Board of Trustees have both approved the new contract. The Franklin County Board of Legislators approved it unanimously last week.

The last contract, which applies to 62 of the college's employees, expired on Sept. 1, 2010. The new deal picks up where the old one left off and extends through Aug. 31, 2015.

The college doesn't give raises based on percentages. Instead, the new faculty contract includes a "step" increase of $1,950 for the current academic year, a half-step increase of $975 in 2013-14 and $1,950 in 2014-15.

The contract also includes a reduction of one-half-day per month in sick leave accruals for professional staff.

The college is also working to reach a new deal with its civil service employees. Those negotiations are ongoing.

NCCC has campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga.

Reporter Chris Morris' work is courtesy of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. For more of his reporting, go to AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com.

 

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