By AMY REEVES
Terra State Community College
FREMONT – On June 26, the Terra State Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement, which the Support Staff Union previously ratified.
The agreement, effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022, includes a $1,000 lump sum bonus in year one of the agreements for all current OAPSE/AFSCME Union members. In year two, union members will receive a 2.25 percent salary increase, and in year three, they will receive a 2.5 percent salary increase.
“The staff union indicated they were pleased with the direction of the College. We certainly appreciate the support staff and their contributions to the Terra community,” said Director of Human Resources Jeremy McLaney.
Terra State President Dr. Ronald Schumacher is pleased to have settled on an agreement so quickly.
“I love the fact that the staff came to us and were willing to engage in an expedited negotiations process,” he said. “The staff union works hard and I’m glad we as a College are able to give them a couple years of salary increases.”
McLaney is glad the administration and union are in agreement.
“This shows that the College is changing directions as we are really trying to improve the relationship and communication with everyone at the College. Although there is always room for improvement, we’re making some positive strides,” he said.
Terra State Community College is a two-year accredited, state-supported, residential college located in Fremont, Ohio. Terra State has a long history of service to the community and providing students with an education that is both accessible and affordable. Terra State offers twenty-two Applied Degrees and Certificates to students.