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Oct. 18, 2016
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Kathryn Morton, or 717-236-7486

Around 8:45 p.m., Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education handed APSCUF a last best offer and said it is done negotiating.

“The governor urged us to keep on negotiating,” APSCUF President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash said.” He was very clear about that. He personally spoke to both sides and urged us to settle this. I find it shocking that Chancellor Frank Brogan would spit in the governor’s eye like that. Through all of this, the governor has been a strong advocate for the students.”

Mash spoke on Facebook Live 10:30 p.m. Click here to watch part 1. Click here to watch part 2.

“We’d like to reassure our students that we did everything we possibly could to avoid a strike,” APSCUF Vice President Jamie Martin said. “We will be here should the State System decide not to abandon its students.”

A final decision about a strike will come at 4:59 a.m. APSCUF is sticking by the deadline.

This release is being updated as the situation evolves.

The faculty contract expired June 30, 2015, and negotiations have been ongoing since late 2014.

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.