HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A 3-day bargaining session begins today between the Association of State College and University Faculties and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
“We’re returning to the table because we are committed to our students and quality education, and it’s time to get this done,” said APSCUF President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash. The union says it will be doing all it can to get a cotract that is fair to students and to members, with the goal being a fair contract, not a strike.
The two sides last met on September, 29th. APSCUF offered to meet Oct. 8–9 — a weekend faculty negotiators weren’t teaching — but the State System rejected those dates.
The faculty contract expired June 30, 2015, and negotiations have been ongoing since late 2014.
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.