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Spoon River College, teachers reach tentative agreement


A potential strike by the Spoon River College Faculty Association appears to have been averted after a tentative agreement was reached during a bargaining session Tuesday night.

The agreement on a new teacher contract was reached at midnight after nine hours of mediated bargaining, and the SRCFA could vote on the deal Friday afternoon.

"The Spoon River College faculty cannot adequately express our appreciation for the tremendous outpouring of support we received from current and former students, the community, and others," SRCFA President Stacy Swanson said. "We would certainly not have reached this agreement tonight without their encouragement and public support."

The 34-member union filed an Intent to Strike notice Jan. 11 which would have allowed the teachers to strike after 10 days of filing. The two sides had been working on a new contract since August 2012 but several items couldn't be agreed upon until now.

Spoon River College is based out of Canton, Ill. but has locations in Macomb and Rushville, as well.

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