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Strike Threat at Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia approaching faculty strike after vote

Faculty members at the Community College of Philadelphia have authorized calling a strike if progress on a new contract isn't made in less than a month.

The union, which represents about 1,200 faculty and support staff, announced Monday that 91 percent of its members had cast ballots in favor of calling a strike. Philly.com reports union representative and English teacher Junior Brainard says the union would hold another vote before a strike and the earliest that members could walk out would be March 18.

Negotiations in contract talks have been stalled for over two years. College President Donald Generals had said last month that administrators were considering imposing a contract.

Generals said Tuesday that the college is still hopeful a strike will be avoided.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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