Clark County Today
by Chris Brown
December 7, 2019
No work stoppage will occur until after Winter break
VANCOUVER — The ongoing wage dispute engulfing the Clark College campus took another step on Saturday as faculty represented by the Association for Higher Education (AHE) voted unanimously to authorize their union representatives to go on strike if a deal with the community college can’t be reached soon.
“We need a fair contract with compensation that’s competitive with K-12 and other community colleges — compensation that will attract and retain the best faculty in our region for our students,” said Suzanne Southerland, union president, following the vote. “As a union, we’re all in this together, and that’s what’s going to lead to our winning a fair contract.”
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