A Look Through History - LLC Archives - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

The year is 1986, now click on the day in the timeline below.


The day is Monday, September 22 in the year 1986.

Lake Land College Faculty Association and Lake Land College Secretarial Association go on strike (September 22, 1986): For the first time in the school’s history, a work stoppage occurred at Lake Land, effecting about 3,400 students. On campus classes were cancelled; classes taught by adjuncts at extension centers continued, although efforts by the LLCFA to persuade part-timers to honor the picket lines generally worked. Faculty asserted that the College’s increased student enrollment, as well as its rank of 32 out of the 39 community colleges in the state regarding salaries, required due compensation. The administration’s chief negotiator, Goble Jessup, however, countered that earlier offers (e.g., July) were in line with projected salary increases made by the Board. Contracts for both Associations were ratified on 0ctober 23rd, a joint decision made by both unions as a sign of solidarity.

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