Professors strike a 3rd day at 14 state-run universities

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 21, 2016 3:39 AM

Striking faculty members at Millersville University. (Rich Copeland/WITF)

(Harrisburg) -- Professors are expected to strike for a third day today at 14 Pennsylvania state universities.

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education says it didn't formally negotiate with its faculty union on Thursday, but is working to move toward a fair contract.

The system says it's attempting to debunk untrue claims about negotiations.

Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties first went on strike at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday after contract negotiations with the state stalled.

The union represents more than 5,000 faculty and coaches, including at campuses in Shippensburg, Millersville, Kutztown and Bloomsburg.

The union says the strike will continue today and until a deal is reached.

Each university is providing specific instructions to the system's more than 100,000 students.

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