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This release has been updated to reflect changes in future negotiations dates.

Nov. 19, 2019

For more information, contact:
Kathryn Morton, 717-236-7486,

Negotiations between the union representing coaches at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education continued Monday, Nov. 18, at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

“Despite making significant progress on a number of issues, there remain some key areas of disagreement,” said John Gump, coach executive leader of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties. “Coaches in the State System work extremely hard, play a vital role in the educational experience of our student-athletes, and generate considerable revenue for our universities through their recruitment and fundraising efforts. We are committed to seeing each is treated fairly.”

Negotiators did not release details about their discussions.

Monday’s meeting was the eighth bargaining session for the next coaches’ contract. Additional sessions are scheduled for Dec. 9, a rescheduled date.

The coaches’ contract expired June 30; by law, that collective bargaining agreement remains in effect until a new one is ratified.

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.