No strike this semester, college faculty union says
The union representing faculty and coaches at the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has announced it will not call a strike this semester.
In an open letter to students at the universities, which include Millersville and Shippensburg, Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties president Steve Hicks wrote, “Faculty know you are worried that your professors will go on strike. We know you are concerned about the impact a strike would have on your classes, your finals, and your tuition dollars.
“After thoughtful deliberation and consideration about how a strike at this time would affect our students, we have decided to postpone consideration of a strike for the rest of this semester.”
APSCUF members voted last month to give negotiators authority to call a strike if they decide to. The next negotiating sessions between APSCUF and PASSHE are scheduled for mid-December.