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Negotiations over contract for state university faculty continue

By - Last modified: December 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM

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Negotiations between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the union that represents faculty and coaches at its 14 universities will continue after no agreement was reached Tuesday.

The meeting was the first since members of the Associations of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties voted to give negotiators power to call a strike if they deem it necessary. APSCUF has said it will not call a strike during this semester.

APSCUF reported presenting PASSHE with a new proposal five days before the meeting that “contained hundreds of thousands of dollars in concessions, withdrew some proposals, and adjusted several more. However, despite the lead time, the Chancellor’s representatives were not prepared with a substantive response or counterproposal.”

PASSHE’s most recent comment on the negotiations, released Dec. 4 before it received APSCUF’s latest proposal, is here.

Further negotiations are scheduled for Dec. 19 and two dates in January.

 

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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