Calif. Community College Faculty Picket for Contract

November 16, 2016

Faculty at California's West Valley-Mission Community College District picketed outside the college Tuesday demanding more equitable contract conditions for professors and improved access for students, according to the California Federation of Teachers, which represents the faculty.

Contract negotiations with the district, which is based in the San Jose area, have been at an impasse since May. The college district is demanding faculty concede on health care benefits and give up their decision-making structure.

The district argues that those health care benefits are costly, while the faculty members say the administration is sitting on $55 million in reserves and they have already agreed to more work with less pay.

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