Spoon River College Faculty Association

Four-Year Deal
3:12 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Contract Approved for Spoon River College Teachers

Credit Rich Egger

It did not take long to settle a new contract for faculty at Spoon River College.

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Two-Year Agreement
2:28 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Final Approval Given to SRC Faculty Contract

The Spoon River College Board of Trustees voted during a special meeting on February 6 to approve the new two-year contract with full-time faculty.

The agreement had already been ratified by teachers.

College President Curt Oldfield considers it a good contract.

“It weaves in the changes that the faculty were requesting. So we were able to have a mutually beneficial contract that met the needs of the faculty and their bargaining unit and also met the needs of the Board of Trustees to keep expenses in line with budgets that were created,” Oldfield said.

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Talks Yield Deal
1:57 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

SRC, Teachers Reach Contract Agreement

A lengthy bargaining session between Spoon River College and the Spoon River College Faculty Association yielded the desired result: a tentative contract agreement.

The mediated talks began Tuesday afternoon and ended around midnight.

Contract details are not yet being released. The SRCFA will meet Friday afternoon to discuss the agreement. Its members could take a vote during that meeting.

It’s not known when the Board of Trustees will consider the contract. It won’t take a vote until after the package is ratified by teachers.

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Faculty Association
6:48 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Intent to Strike Notice at SRC

The Spoon River College Faculty Association said its members don’t want to strike. But they’ve taken action to ensure that option is on the table.

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Pact Expired Two Months Ago
2:56 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

SRC Faculty Upset with Contract Talks

SRC Faculty Association President Stacy Swanson addresses the SRC Board of Trustees during its October meeting
Credit SRC Faculty Association

Faculty at Spoon River College say they are "frustrated and disappointed" about contract talks with the community college’s administration. Teachers have been working without a contract since their previous six-year deal expired in mid-August.

During the Board of Trustees’ October meeting in Rushville, SRC Faculty Association President Stacy Swanson said the administration’s contract proposals discourage professional development and remove caps from insurance increases. She also said SRC’s faculty members are the lowest paid community college teachers in the state.

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