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APSCUF issued the following release today:

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties’ negotiation committee today voted to move a strike-authorization vote to the floor of Saturday morning’s legislative assembly session. APSCUF delegates, who are meeting now in State College, will consider whether to authorize a strike before the end of the semester.

The action follows negative comments about APSCUF during last month’s House and Senate budget-appropriations hearings, as well as a lack of progress during contract negotiations.

APSCUF members have been working under an expired contract for almost a year. The most recent negotiations session was Jan. 8, and the next negotiations session is slated for April 28. Neither the faculty nor the coaches at the State System universities have ever been on strike.