Strike enters 2nd day at 14 state universities

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 20, 2016 3:57 AM

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

(Harrisburg) -- Professors at 14 state-run universities are expected to hit the picket lines again today as their strike enters its second day.

Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties went on strike early yesterday morning after contract negotiations with the state stalled. 

The union represents more than 5,000 faculty and coaches.

Among the campuses impacted are Bloomsburg, Kutztown, Millersville and Shippensburg.

The State System of Higher Education says it made concessions and gave the union its best offer Tuesday night.

Late last night, the union said on its Facebook page that "the strike will end when negotiators reach a contract."

Negotiations have not resumed.

The state has instructed its more than 100,000 students to attend classes unless the university indicates otherwise.

But many students say their teachers had joined the walkout, leaving classrooms empty.

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