Strike continues for adjunct professors at Nassau Community College

Adjunct professors at Nassau Community College violated a judge's order to get back to work and continued to strike Tuesday. Union members are asking for

GARDEN CITY - Adjunct professors at Nassau Community College violated a judge's order to get back to work and continued to strike Tuesday.

Union members are asking for a nearly 5 percent annual raise.

Nassau Community College Acting President Kenneth Saunders says that although the strike has been ruled an illegal act, the college's Board of Trustees is working on a new deal.

The union's president says he already has the framework of a deal in place with the county. But legal counsel representing the Nassau County Executive's Office says there is no deal in place between the county and the union. He says the college is responsible for governing itself.

Saunders says the school will reassess its options if the teachers fail to return to work, but he is hopeful that a deal can be struck at the bargaining table.

Meanwhile, the president of the union says his next interview may be from jail. "This is a war, they are the enemy," he says.

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