By Susan Winlow
A contract negotiation stalemate between the Solano Community College District and its faculty association broke on Wednesday when both sides came to a proposed agreement after a year of talks that went to impasse in December.
Negotiations were part of a three-year contract that expires in June.The contract was ratified in 2012 knowing that three key items – salary, workload and teacher evaluations – would be revisited in the third year of the contract. While other issues factored in, the divisive problem was money.
The district faculty wanted a raise; Wade Larson, the associate vice president of human resources, said that with a $2.1 million budget deficit, there was no money for raises.