The faculty strike at Rock Valley College in Rockford ended Tuesday after professors voted to approve language for a new labor contract.
Faulty at the two-year community college had been on strike since last Wednesday. Compensation and health coverage costs were some of the main sticking points in negotiations over a new labor agreement.
"We are ready to get back to our classrooms and return to the work we love," Rock Valley College Faculty Association President Michael Youngblood said in a statement Monday night after the union voted in favor of the contract language. "Right now we need to move forward to provide another great school year at Rock Valley College for our students. We are ecstatic about the exciting developments at Rock Valley College like our aviation and nursing programs; and the new partnership with Northern Illinois University."
Classes at the community college resumed Tuesday. The Rock Valley College board will vote on the five-year contract at its regular meeting Tuesday night. Details of the agreement will be made public after the board's vote.