Hundreds of Pa. state university faculty demonstrate over contract dispute
- Over 500 state university faculty, who have worked without a contract since June 2011, attended a protest over stalled contract talks Thursday outside of a quarterly board of governors meeting at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, Pa.
- The union representing the faculty has been negotiating with Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education managers for over two years, and while they have agreed on salary increases, changes to the faculty's health care continue to be a sticking point.
- The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty may finally call a strike if a settlement isn't reached during the next round of negotiations on Feb. 1.
From the article:
State university faculty came by the busloads from all four corners of the state to protest the stalled talks that have left them working without a contract for more than a year and a half. More than 500 strong marched back and forth in front of Dixon University Center in Harrisburg in a show of solidarity as members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board of governors gathered inside for their quarterly meeting. ...
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