Strike will continue into a second day, classes canceled at Clark College

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – A tentative agreement has been reached between Clark College and the faculty union, college officials said Tuesday evening.

Faculty members had been on strike since Monday, and classes had been canceled.

The faculty union was calling for higher pay for all faculty, including part-time professors, so the school can stay competitive and attract new staff.

Negotiations between the two sides had been ongoing since the fall of 2018.

Details of the agreement reached Tuesday are still being finalized between the college and the union.

Clark College says the union has scheduled a general membership meeting for 1 p.m. Wednesday. Members of the union will review the tentative contract before taking a ratification vote.

No other details of the agreement will be available until after the meeting.

Clark College officials say classes remain canceled on Wednesday, and they will work with the faculty to determine the next steps in resuming classes for the winter quarter.

The college says it will update students following the union’s ratification vote.

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