- The 18-month contract dispute between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the union representing the system's faculty may finally come to an end with the faculty union's negotiating committee reaching a tentative agreement on a four-year contract proposal Monday.
- The tentative proposal, which was created by negotiating teams on both sides last weekend and must now go to a full faculty vote for approval, includes raises of 11.5% to 19% over four years, and salaries ranging from $44,795 to $107, 870.
- The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties had threatened a strike during the spring semester as a last resort if an agreement couldn't be reached.
From the article:
With faculty for the 14 state-owned universities moving closer to ratifying a contract, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education hailed the prospect of ending an 18-month dispute. The system's 115,000 students may be able to put aside concerns of a faculty strike, as an uninterrupted spring semester seems increasingly likely. And in a statement, the system described the students as the "clear winners" in the emerging deal. ...