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Sept. 22, 2016

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

Reporters will have a chance to ask contract-negotiation questions directly to President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash when the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties broadcasts via Facebook Live 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, on its Facebook page at Mash also will make an important announcement.

Members of the media may attend the event in person at Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey, 4751 Lindle Road in Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

After five days of contract negotiations with the State System of Higher Education, APSCUF leadership and delegate members from all 14 State System campuses are meeting Friday and Saturday for the organization’s regularly scheduled legislative assembly in Harrisburg. When that concludes Saturday afternoon, a strike-training workshop will commence. APSCUF plans to resume talks with the State System in October, after these previously scheduled events.

During Wednesday’s negotiations session, APSCUF officially informed State System negotiators that unless a contract is reached, faculty members will go on strike by Oct. 30. This is not a specific strike date. ASPCUF will not strike if the State System negotiates a fair contract.

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.