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Teachers Threaten Strike At Long Island College

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Nassau Community College - Garden City, NY - Sep 28, 2010 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Nassau Community College – Garden City, NY – Sep 28, 2010 – Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

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GARDEN CITY, NY (WCBS 880) - Some 3,000 educators at Nassau Community College are scheduled to take a strike vote on Thursday, and it has students concerned.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 L.I. Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reports

“Not good, because I’m actually applying for a transfer in January. So, I need a mid-term grade. So, this will not fair well for me,” freshman Rob Seclar told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.

The dispute is over wages. It remains unclear when an actual walkout would occur if a strike happens, but union leaders have advised their membership to brace for a long one.

Seclar, meantime, is siding with teachers, saying “I’m kind of sympathetic to the teachers cause I heard this school has a lot of money. So, give them their raise.”

The teachers’ current contract expires this week.

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