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LCC Faculty Pursue Contract

Karen Richards

Lane Community College faculty have been in contract negotiations since January and have been working under an expired contract since July 1st. As KLCC’s Karen Richards reports, many of the disagreements concern part-time employees. 


Adrienne Mitchell is president of the LCC Education Association. She says the number of full-time positions at Lane has decreased 20 percent in the past five years, and 


Mitchell: “Part time faculty have the same qualifications as full time faculty, the same advanced degrees, yet are receiving wages that are only at 60% on a per-credit basis compared to full time faculty.”


Mitchell says LCCEA is asking part time salaries be raised to 68 percent of full time salaries this year, with a one percent increase per year for the next seven. In a statement, the college says “negotiations have been collaborative and respectful and we believe we are collectively moving toward a reasonable outcome.” KLCC is a service of Lane Community College.



Karen Richards joined KLCC as a volunteer reporter in 2012, and became a freelance reporter at the station in 2015. In addition to news reporting, she’s contributed to several feature series for the station, earning multiple awards for her reporting.
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