APSCUF Contract Impasse Continues


Writing for the Reading Eagle, David Mekeel reports that Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union representing the faculty of the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), has made little progress in its continuing efforts to negotiate a new contract. The previous contract expired more than a year ago on June 30, 2015, and “although negotiations have been ongoing—18 sessions have been held so far, with more slated for Thursday and Friday—the sides appear to still be miles apart.”

Mekeel divides the body of the article into three parts, covering the faculty perspective, the administrative perspective, and the students perspective.

On the faculty side, he highlights the following:

“After 15 months of negotiation, the system finally produced a new proposal. But Mash said it included more than 200 changes to the union’s current contract.

“Mash said the union didn’t feel…

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