State System faculty on strike after contract negotiations fail

Faculty members of the 14 Pennsylvania state system universities have gone on strike after contract negotiations between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and its faculty union hit an impasse late Tuesday night.

“At 11:35 p.m., we made a last attempt to negotiate through back channels,” Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash said. “We waited until 5 a.m. We are headed to the picket lines, but even on the picket lines, our phones will be on, should the State System decide it doesn’t want to abandon its students."

Wednesday, October 19, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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