Contract approved at Ohio college after strike

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- A new contract has been ratified at a two-year college in Cincinnati where teachers staged a weeklong strike in September.

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College says in a news release that the school's trustees approved the three-year labor agreement during a special meeting Thursday morning. Members of the union that represents about 200 full-time instructors voted Wednesday to accept the deal.

The college says the teachers will receive no additional pay in the contract's first year, followed by raises of 2.75 percent in the second and third years.

The major issue in the dispute involved the teachers' workloads. On that front, the contract represents the midpoint of the original proposals made by the union and the administration.

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