PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — On Wednesday evening, faculty and staff members at Community College of Philadelphia voted to go on strike.
The American Federation of Teachers Local 2026 and the college have been trying to negotiate a new contract. Among the issues on the table is the workload: The college wants new faculty members to teach five courses a semester, instead of the current four.
— Justin Udo (@JustinUdo) March 27, 2019
The last time CCP faculty went on strike was a two-week walkout in 2007. CCP President Dr. Donald Generals has said if there is a strike and there aren’t enough instructors, many classes for the school’s 28,000 students would have to be cancelled.