The APSCUF and PASSHE negotiations teams were scheduled to meet multiple times this week. However, late last week PASSHE’s chief negotiator informed APSCUF that the System would not offer to the faculty the same economic proposal that Governor Corbett agreed to with virtually every major statewide union (including the second largest union on our campuses), unless the faculty were willing to accept “substantial” reductions to health care benefits and the elimination of compensation for developing, presenting and updating distance education courses.
In view of PASSHE’s rejection of the Commonwealth’s statewide pattern, APSCUF suspended discussions to allow the parties the time to thoughtfully review their positions.
On June 25, 2011, Gov. Corbett reached an agreement with the Council 13 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Read more about that contract agreement here.