Long road’ nears end

  A collective bargaining agreement between the administration and the faculty union, United Academics (UA), has been reached subject to ratification by UA, according to a press release.   The faculty will vote for ratification on Dec. 5 after informational meetings and further discussion, UA President David Shiman said.   “This has been a long road, and in the end we reached a constructive and workable outcome,” Shiman said. “We treated each other with respect and sought to be responsive to the other party’s concerns.”   Shiman said that he expects the faculty to pass this three-year agreement.   “With this type of agreement you get some of what you want and you don’t get some of what you want,” he said. “We achieved most of our goals.”   President Bramley congratulated all involved at the bargaining table for their efforts and said he was pleased to be able to get this done, the press release stated.   “These are challenging times, to be sure, and I think that everybody recognized that in finding reasonable approaches to resolve differences,” he said.