July 25, 2011

Utah Transit, universities adopt collective agreement

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Board of Regents moved to conduct collective bargaining on behalf of most of Utah's higher education schools with a three-year contract, as opposed to the customary year-to-year agreements with each of Utah's colleges and universities independently negotiating contracts with the Utah Transit Authority, Deseret News reported.

The change is a response to rate fluctuations for student transit passes. The goal, higher-ed officials told Deseret News, is to smooth out the bumps caused by annual contracts and transit fare increases. For the full story, click here.

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