Ron Parrish Re-Elected MCC Board President, 3.45% Annual Compensation Increase in Approved Contract

A press release from McHenry County College. (Printed mainly because of the revelation that the average compensation package is said to be increasing 3.45% per year.)

MCC Board of Trustees Approves New Full-Time Faculty Contract

[April 25, 2014.Crystal Lake, IL] The MCC Faculty Association (MCCFA) and the McHenry County College (MCC) Board of Trustees reached an agreement on a three-year contract effective retroactively as of August 15, 2013 and extending through the day proceeding the first faculty employment day in 2016-A team of four administrators and four faculty members met regularly between December 2012 and April 2014 to negotiate terms of the new agreement, which covers approximately 106 full-time faculty members at the College.

The MCCFA membership ratified the agreement on April 10, 2014 in a nearly unanimous vote, and it was approved by the Board at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees on April 24, 2014.

The new contract includes an approximate average total compensation package increase of 3.45% per year.

“We are pleased to have come to this agreement that will allow McHenry County College to attract and retain faculty members who are dedicated to the College and its focus on student success,” said Ronald Parrish, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

“The collaborative process used by both negotiating teams was an admirable approach to help reach the agreement.”

The final contract was achieved through recent facilitation by a professional mediator, provided to the College for free by the federal government.

Through mediation, both parties were able to come to a fair and equitable agreement.

MCC Faculty Association co-president, Anne Humphrey, stated,

“We are pleased that the negotiations process has concluded with a reasonable contract for all concerned and no disruption to classes or students. While this was a long process, we have appreciated the patience of our colleagues and the very hard work of our negotiating team. We also wish to thank the Board of Trustees for expressing interest in this process and listening to faculty concerns.”

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In other news, Ron Parrish was re-elected Board President, Linda Liddell Vice President and Molly Walsh Secretary.


Ron Parrish Re-Elected MCC Board President, 3.45% Annual Compensation Increase in Approved Contract — 5 Comments

  1. Average total compensation while nice to know doesn’t tell the whole story because the compensation of a new hire typically earns far less than a retiring employee.

    So individual hikes are often larger than the average total compensation package increase.

    So MCC where is the change document showing the exact changes between the old contract and the new contract.

    Where is the summary of the new contract.

    Where is the new contract.

    What exactly was agreed to?

    A fluffy press release doesn’t cut it.

  2. Once again there’s that idiotic ‘allows us to attract and retain’ excuse for increases.

    I’d bet green money with 10% unemployment, one could get just as qualified at 10% less pay.

    It’s called what the market will bear.

    When are folks going to quit buying these self serving, garbage excuses for every increase, in every area, of those with their snouts in the trough.

  3. The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow.

    Predictions of winners are based on past performance.

    Past performance of local boards indicates that there will be no restraint on current or future spending.

    Therefore the only logical bet is on reconfiguration of the race; removing sources of income and opportunities for spending.

    Two potential solutions: actively pursue privatization of the community college, and launch an initiative/referendum effort to cap property tax rates at 1.75%.

  4. Yippie!

    Taxpaying serfs get hosed again ………….78th time in a row.

    When will these useless drones be tarred and feathered???

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