BHC Board Special Meeting
Facing a possible strike by employees, trustees of Black Hawk College will hold a special meeting Tuesday night. Following time for public comment, the board is scheduled to hold a closed session.
Late last week, members of Local 18-36 of the Illinois Federation of Teachers rejected the latest contract offer from the college, and approved issuing an intent to strike notice - that means the 160 members of the faculty, and professional and technical staff have the option of going on strike after ten days.
A union spokesman says the two sides began working on a new contract one year ago, and the previous contract was scheduled to expire last August.