Mike Deak, Bridgewater Courier News
BRANCHBURG – With only a week to go before the start of classes, Raritan Valley Community College has not reached a settlement on a new contract with its faculty union.
The contract expired on June 30 but, according to a statement from Pattiann Kletz, the union president, negotiations have been continuing for nine months and a mediation session has been held to bring the two sides together.
“The union’s bargaining team has worked diligently to negotiate a contract that addresses the college’s fiscal situation and, at the same time, is fair to dedicated faculty members,” Kletz, a business professor, told the
college’s board of trustees in June.