College, faculty reach tentative contract agreement

A bridge has been built between the MCCC faculty and the college.

“Both parties reached a tentative agreement,” said Dr. Patrick Nedry, the chief negotiator for the college’s faculty association (MCCFA).

Nedry would not specify the details of the tentative contract agreement reached Friday.  

Dr. Kojo Quartey congratulated the faculty for reaching an agreement in their negotiations.

“This is pending ratification by both parties. It has taken several months to reach this point, and both parties are commended for their efforts,” he said about the current situation, in an email to college employees.

Nedry said the faculty will meet Tuesday to ratify the agreement. However, the final results of that vote are not expected to be available until Thursday.

The faculty and the college have been negotiating on a contract since last winter semester. In protest of working without a contract, many faculty members have been seen wearing t-shirts and pins. Nedry had said earlier that the college asked faculty to give up certain benefits in their contract that affect wages and other compensation.