Nov. 2, 2017
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Faculty members at state-owned universities will vote Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 13–15, on whether to ratify a tentative contract agreement reached in October. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties is slated to tally votes Friday, Nov. 17, in its Harrisburg office.
The one-year tentative agreement, if approved, would take effect after the current contract expires June 30, 2018.
APSCUF will release contract details after the documents are ratified by both its members and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education.
Delegates from all 14 campuses met today via a special legislative assembly conference call and voted 101–1 to recommend the tentative agreement move forward to membership for ratification. If a majority of members vote in favor of ratifying the contract, it goes to the State System’s Board of Governors for approval.
“As the ratification process moves forward, we are grateful to be focused on our students,” APSCUF President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash said. “With a one-year deal, we’ll be back at the negotiations table in summer 2018, and we hope the relative ease with which we reached this tentative agreement will continue into those talks.”
The contract for APSCUF coaches, who bargain separately, expires June 30, 2019.
APSCUF represents about 5,500 faculty and coaches at the State System universities: Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania.