Kishwaukee College Faculty Votes to Strike

Jan 16, 2015

During a closed meeting Thursday, members of the Kishwaukee College Education Association (KCEA) overwhelmingly voted for a work stoppage to begin on Wednesday, January 21st. 

According to a news release, members cited frustration with the College Board of Trustees, which rejected the latest offer by the KCEA. Both sides are set to meet with a federal mediator on January 19th to continue negotiations.

81 faculty members are affected by the scheduled stoppage, although the school may choose to cancel all classes, even those taught by non-union employees. The union set its strike time for 12:15: KCEA president Matt Read says that's to cause the least disruption to students, since most classes are over by then.  

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ