|Prospects for early settlement of a faculty strike at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College appear to be dim.
Nearly 200 teachers went on strike early Friday and most of them picketed in the rain throughout the day, even as the college inaugurated O’dell Owens as its fifth president inside.
Both sides appeared entrenched in their positions that led to the first faculty labor strike in the school’s history.
Professors insist they work 20 percent more hours than teachers at other community colleges and the gap will widen when the school converts to academic semesters in 2012.
“We just want to be treated like every other community college treats their faculty,” said Mechanical Engineering Technology program chairman Mike DeVore while picketing outside.