College of DuPage faculty members voted Friday on a contract that the school’s board of trustees imposed on them the night before.
While the results won’t be known for at least 10 days because of absentee voting, the union representing the 295 full-time employees is predicting the pact will be rejected by its membership.
“In a straw poll of 80 percent of our faculty, 92 percent said ‘No way,’” Glenn Hansen, president of the College of DuPage Faculty Association, said.
Also on Friday, union representatives met with lawyers to see if there’s a legal way to force the college back to the negotiating table.
“We don’t believe we’re at impasse,” Hansen said. “They (board members) declared it.”
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