Harperadjunctsreach Deal

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Harperadjunctsreach Deal

Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com By Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com

The Harper College board this week approved a new four-year agreement with the Palatine community college's adjunct faculty.

Annual pay increases for the union, which comprises about 500 members, will range from 2 percent to 5 percent and be tied partly to the rate of inflation.

"The best outcome that could have happened is that people left the table feeling like they'd been heard and involved in the process, and I think that's what happened," Harper President Ken Ender said. "It's a win-win for them and the college."

In the first year, employees will receive a 3.1 percent salary hike that's retroactive to the beginning of the semester. The final year calls for a flat 3 percent raise.

In the second and third years, the increase will be tied to the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers. Regardless of what CPI-U is set at, however, the raises will be a minimum of 2 percent and a maximum of 5 percent, Chief Human Resources Officer Roger Spayer said.

Since they work part-time, members don't receive any health benefits.

Harper's adjunct librarians and counselors, previously a separate unit, successfully petitioned last year to merge with the adjuncts and form one big group.

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