Impending Pennsylvania higher education strike vote hangs over negotiations
- In negotiations with the state's higher education faculty union Friday, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education officials took a 35% salary cut for adjunct faculty off the table, instead proposing a pay freeze for part-time temporary faculty and no change to full-time adjunct salaries.
- The Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties says both sides continue to disagree on pay for temporary instructors, health care benefits and online education, and that it will continue with scheduled strike authorization votes at each of the state's 14 public universities on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
- A passing vote (10 of the 14 must approve a walkout) would enable union chapter presidents at each school to call a strike. The next negotiating session is scheduled for December 11.
From the article:
Pennsylvania higher education officials took a contentious pay cut off the table in contract talks with state university faculty on Friday, but the union said it intends to press ahead with a strike authorization vote this week. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties said the two sides remain at odds on issues, including compensation for temporary instructors, health care benefits and online education. “While there was movement in the new proposal, it was still overwhelmingly concessionary,” the union said in a statement. ...
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