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Contract negotiations begin for Waubonsee Community College faculty

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

SUGAR GROVE – Contract negotiations have begun at Waubonsee Community College for its full-time faculty, a spokesman for the college said.

Negotiations began Friday between the college and WCC Faculty Council Local 604.

Waubonsee spokesman Jeff Noblitt said the school has 116 full-time faculty.

The current contract expires June 30. It has been in effect since July 1, 2010, Noblitt said.

According to a release issued by the college, the parties are using a methodology referred to as interest-based bargaining.

“Both parties are optimistic of a successful conclusion using this bargaining process, which focuses on joint problem-solving to highlight common interests to create a positive outcome,” according to the release.

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