SSHE faculty union voting on whether to strike

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 8, 2016 8:01 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are voting on whether to authorize a strike.

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced the vote last month.
The faculty vote began yesterday and is scheduled to end tomorrow.

Coaches belonging to the union are expected to vote next week.

Faculty members have been working without a contract since June of last year.

A spokesman for the State System of Higher Education says attendance is down at most universities and that the system faces financial strains.

Negotiations are focused around health care, course load and class size.

The union says it has never had to go on strike, but has come close in recent years.

Among the 14 campuses are Millersville, Bloomsburg, Kutztown and Shippensburg

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