BTC unions ratify contract agreements; strike officially over

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 29, 2013 

BELLINGHAM - Bellingham Technical College will hold its first day of classes Monday, Sept. 30, after two unions that represent the faculty and the college's classified, clerical, technical, instructional and retail support staff ratified contract agreements late Sunday, Sept. 29. The board of trustees will hold a special meeting Monday to approve the agreements.

Details of the 3- and 4-year contracts with the Bellingham Education Association and Bellingham Education Support Team will be available online at The new instructional calendar for fall quarter will also be on the school website.

The agreements came after a weeklong strike that delayed the start of classes while the parties negotiated pay increases and contract language.

Financial aid will be disbursed starting Monday afternoon.

Reach Samantha Wohlfeil at 360-756-2803 or

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