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SCC Faculty Seeking Raises

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The faculty at Southeastern Community College is seeking a pay increase and several language changes in its next contract.

The initial offer from the SCC Higher Education Association for the 2013/2014 school year calls for a 6.85% increase in salaries and benefits.

The increase would be calculated after state money set aside for improving teacher salaries is added to current salaries and benefits.

The HEA also wants education levels to be considered during lay-off recalls and the option to carry over unused leave time or be reimbursed for it.

A majority of the proposed language changes comes in the area of grievances as the HEA wants more time to file grievances and more time to have grievances heard.

Once SCC provides its initial offer, contract talks can move behind closed doors.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.