N.J. college faculty reach tentative contract

    The union representing full-time faculty, librarians and professional staff at nine state colleges and universities in New Jersey has reached a tentative labor contract with the state.

    If it’s ratified, the four-year contract would be retroactive to July 1, 2011.
    Like other state employees who have settled contracts recently, the deal for workers represented by the Council of New Jersey State College Locals would have no raise in the first two years followed by pay increases of 1 and 1.75 percent in the final two years.

    Health and pension contributions would rise according to legislation.

    The contract would affect employees at all New Jersey state colleges and universities except for Rutgers, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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