Bellingham Technical College instructors went on strike Tuesday morning, Sept. 24, forcing the cancellation of classes on what was scheduled to be the first day of the fall term.
Negotiations between representatives of BTC and the faculty union, the Bellingham Education Association, had continued late Monday night, but without an agreement the strike was on. BTC planned to notify students by email on the status of classes Tuesday. A statement from the college said there would be no classes during the strike. Negotiations resume Tuesday.