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Feb. 27, 2024

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Coach contract negotiations continued Monday, Feb. 26, between the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The negotiation teams discussed consolidated universities, professional development, salary, evaluations, and job security. The meeting concluded without any resolution.

“It is extremely frustrating that they were unable to respond to APSCUF’s proposals,” John Gump, APSCUF’s coach executive leader, said. “We believe we are very close, but there has to be some movement on the issues that we believe are extremely important. It is fundamentally about fairness and respect.”

Professional development and job security have been ongoing concerns in these negotiations, Gump said.

The two sides are scheduled to meet again March 25. The current four-year contract expired June 30, 2023; it remains in effect while negotiations continue. Negotiators have not set a date by which they expect to complete contract talks.

APSCUF faculty negotiators reached an agreement in principle in mid-January.

APSCUF represents about 5,000 faculty and coaches at the State System campuses: Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, and West Chester.