Oct. 14, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Negotiators are no closer to a faculty contract after they returned to the table today. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education began talks at 10 a.m. and concluded at 8 p.m. at a neutral location. The parties are slated to reconvene 10 a.m. tomorrow and have a Sunday session scheduled as well.
APSCUF went into today’s talks deeply disappointed, APSCUF President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash said in a statement this morning. He reported no progress in today’s session.
The faculty contract expired June 30, 2015. Negotiations have been ongoing since late 2014.
APSCUF faculty members will go on strike 5 a.m. Oct. 19 if the State System has not bargained a contract APSCUF believes is fair to students and members by that deadline. APSCUF objects to State System proposals that would affect the quality of education faculty members could provide to their students.
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.