Kishwaukee College

Illinois
3:57 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

No Strike: Kishwaukee Faculty, Trustees Approve Contract

Kishwaukee College's Board of Trustees just before their unanimous vote in favor of the three year contract deal with the KCEA.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Members of the Kishwaukee College Education Association (KCEA) voted Wednesday to ratify their tentative agreement with Kishwaukee College. The college's Board of Trustees followed suit less than two hours later, unanimously approving the contract.

Bargaining teams from both sides agreed to this tentative agreement during an all-day bargaining session called on Jan. 19th. 

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Union must still vote on deal
3:07 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Strike Suspended At Kishwaukee College: Faculty Contract Still Not Approved

Credit Jenna Dooley / WNIJ

Update: The Kishwaukee College Education Association plans to hold its contract ratification vote starting Jan. 27th over a 24 hour period per the Union bylaws.

The Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees' Special Meeting that had been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 23 has been canceled.  That's according to a news release issued Wednesday morning.

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There won’t be a strike at Kishwaukee College Wednesday, but the union representing 81 teachers at the school still has not ratified a contract agreement worked out this week with the administration. 

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Illinois
4:53 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Tentative Agreement On Kishwaukee College Contract

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

There's a tentative contract agreement for Kishwaukee faculty.

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Strike
4:11 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Kishwaukee College Faculty Votes to Strike

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

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. 

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Update
2:53 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Kishwaukee College Teachers Give Thumbs Down To Latest Contract Offer

Kishwaukee College teachers rejected the latest offer from college administrators during a meeting Tuesday.

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Kishwaukee College
2:47 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Progress In Kishwaukee College Contract Negotiations

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Spring semester starts today for Kishwaukee College students. And it appears a teacher strike is less likely, after last night’s negotiations between the union and administrators. 

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Education
6:28 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Kishwaukee College Faculty, Administration Will Discuss Bargaining Status

Credit Sue Stephens

Kishwaukee College faculty and administration will meet tonight for a negotiation session. 

The faculty, which has been without a contract since August, filed an intent-to-strike form with the state last week. A faculty member told WNIJ the teachers will meet Tuesday to discuss bargaining status. 

The college board also is scheduled to meet Tuesday.

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Education
10:29 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Kishwaukee College Faculty File Intent To Strike

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Educators at Kishwaukee College could go on strike next week.

The Kishwaukee College Education Association recently filed an intent to strike. The action allows faculty to walk off the job as early as Jan. 16th if they do not reach a contract agreement with school administrators.  The filing with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board does not guarantee the faculty will strike, but it gives them the option.

Classes are still expected to start next Monday.

Education Association President Matt Read says both sides will also meet with a mediator on that day.

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Contract negotiations
3:37 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Union Rejects Kishwaukee College's "Last, Best Offer"

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Kishwaukee College faculty members voted down a contract proposal from school administrators today after a two-hour meeting.

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sticking points: salary and insurance
4:13 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Kishwaukee College Delivers 'Last Best Offer' To Faculty Union

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The union representing Kishwaukee College teachers says last night’s failed contract negotiations have moved both sides closer to a strike. 

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