Clark College Faculty Vote to Authorize Strike

Instructors at Clark College could go on strike next month if administration doesn’t agree to long-overdue catch-up raises. In a Dec. 7 meeting attended by as many as 300 part-time and full-time faculty, the vote was unanimous to give the union executive committee authority to call a strike.

Clark College Association for Higher Education (CCAHE), an affiliate of the Washington Education Association teachers union, represents 550 faculty members at the college, including 188 who are full-time and 363 who are part-time. They’ve been in contract bargaining for 14 months, and the two sides have been in mediation since June.

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