College Instructors Tentatively OK Raises

Instructors at Orange Coast, Coastline Community and Golden West colleges tentatively accepted a compensation package that increases salaries and benefits for 520 full-time faculty members, officials said.

After three months of talks, negotiators for the Coast Federation of Educators and the Coast Community College District tentatively agreed to an estimated 4% cost-of-living increase for fiscal year 1998-99.

Adjustments in the $1.3-million deal, which still needs to be formally approved by the union and the district, are based partly on Gov. Pete Wilson's proposed 1998-99 budget.

All of the full-time instructors at the district's three campuses will benefit.

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