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Clark College Strike: Interim President Won’t Seek Immediate Court Injunction

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Educators and students gather outside Bauer Hall during the first day of the teachers strike. 1/13/2020 (Matthew Fields/ The Indy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of Jan. 13 Clark College had no plans to file for injunction.

At 7am this morning the board of trustees held an executive session. Chief Communications Officer, Kelly Love said that the meeting’s purpose was for the board to hear updates from Sandra Fowler-hill and the negotiations team.

The board of trustees granted Fowler-Hill the authority to file for injunction in the event of a strike. Filing for an injunction could give the college the ability to force instructors back to work.  “There is no plan at this time to file for injunction,” Love said.

She said that negotiations are ongoing, but it is hard to say when the strike will end. Even when a tentative offer is made the instructors will have to meet before the offer can be expected. For students this could mean a delay in classes starting.

 

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