Faculty members at Green River Community College began a strike on Monday to protest its proposal to cut 11 programs, The Seattle Times reports.
The faculty said the strike at the Washington college would last three days, in order to minimally disrupt students’ lives. The last day of the quarter is June 10.
This month the college’s faculty voted no confidence in President Eileen E. Ely over the proposed cuts. Under the proposal, five tenured and one tenure-track faculty member would lose their jobs.
The college maintains that it has to scale back due to reduced state funds and declining enrollment.