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Bellingham Technical College Teachers On Strike

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A sculpture on the grounds of Bellingham Technical College where teachers are currently on strike.

Today was supposed to be the first day of school at Bellingham Technical College. Instead, teachers are striking. BTC faculty are members of the Bellingham Teachers Association union. They are unhappy with the current contract proposals and calling for pay raises, clarification on teacher workload and protection against employee surveillance.

BTC administration has said teachers there already receive above average wages compared to others in the state community and technical college system. David Hyde talks with both sides: union member and teacher, Steve Mudd; and BTC spokesperson Marni Saling Mayer.

Produced by Hannah Burn.