Faculty union reports "very, very slow progress" in talks

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 3, 2013 10:43 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's state university system and the union representing faculty members have been meeting over the weekend to try to resolve a prolonged contract dispute.  


Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties have been working without a contract at the 14 state-owned universities since June 2011. They have authorized their leadership to call a strike if necessary.

The union sent out an update Saturday night saying "very, very slow progress" had been made. 

The union says the system is making unreasonable demands for concessions on health coverage and other issues. School officials say concessions are necessary to ensure affordable, quality education.

Kutztown, Millersville, and Shippensburg are among the state-owned universities.

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