Faculty at Pa. State Universities Postpone Any Strike Until After Fall Semester

The faculty earlier this month overwhelmingly gave union leaders the authority to call a strike if they felt it was necessary to bring a contract resolution. The 6,000 faculty members and coaches who are represented by the union have been working without a contract since June 2011.

A letter written by the president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties to students attending the 14 universities in the state system advises them not to worry about the faculty going out on strike before the end of the semester. “We have decided to postpone consideration of a strike for the rest of this semester,” states the letter from the union’s president, Steve Hicks.

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