Contract talks between Lewis & Clark Community College and its faculty association may have hit a crossroads. A federal mediator has been a part of that process for a couple of months now, and a recent meeting saw the college make a few different offers to the association that has apparently received a less than enthusiastic response.

College President, Dr. Dale Chapman, says the talks seem to have reached an impasse.

Chapman comments

IEA UniServe director Michael McDermott has previously said if a strike is authorized, it would likely not take effect until the spring. Now, he's not so sure.

McDermott comments

In late October, the faculty reject a proposal and authorize the bargaining team the option of filing a 10-day strike notice at will.The faculty is coming off a five year contract with a one year extension. Negotiations have been ongoing since March.