Negotiations With Pa. University Faculty Stall; Parties Plan October Meeting

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) officials and members of the faculty union representing the 14 state-run universities once again faced an impasse during negotiations last week, but are scheduled to meet again next month.

The most recent meeting took place Friday in Harrisburg with subsequent meetings scheduled for Oct. 5 and Oct. 22.

"There was neither discussion of, nor progress made, on the chancellor's team's demand for concessions on distance education, active and retiree health care, and temporary faculty workload," stated the faculty union.

Union officials take issue with the worker terms that PASSHE has proposed for temporary faculty, healthcare concessions and the elimination of additional compensation professors earn for teaching distance learning courses.

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