Black Hawk College reaches tentative agreement

MOLINE, Illinois - A strike has been avoided, and students should prepare to be in class on Monday at Black Hawk College.

The Black Hawk College board and teachers have reached a tentative contract agreement, according the college's public relations director.

According to a press release from IFT/AFT Union spokesperson Acie Earl, the agreement will be presented to the union membership for a vote on Monday, April 2. Pending approval of this agreement by the union, it is expected that the Board of Trustees will vote on the agreement in a special session on Monday evening.

“We are hopeful that the approval of this tentative agreement will allow the college and staff to continue to provide a quality education and excellent services for our students” said Acie Earl.

Right now, we do not know the terms or the duration of the new contract.

This is a developing story. Details are limited, and WQAD has a crew working to bring forward more information. Check back with this post for updates.