Mechanical instructors on strike over stalled negotiations with Spartan College

Posted at 11:55 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 18:16:38-04

TULSA -- A United Auto Workers spokesperson in Tulsa says around 35 mechanical instructors are on strike today over stalled contract negotiations with Spartan College of Aeronautics.

The UAW says it's striking over increased costs in healthcare premiums.

The union, which represents the instructors, says it's already made concessions to convert vacation time into a paid time off (PTO) benefit.

A spokesperson for the college says the strike today at its campus on Pine was unexpected and does not affect classes or the pilot program.

Spartan College officials confirmed classes will occur as scheduled on Tuesday. Appropriate licensed, credentialed instructors from the Spartan College campuses in Denver and Los Angeles are en route to Tulsa.

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