Patience appears to be wearing thin for faculty at the 14 state universities, including Shippensburg and Millersville, as they close in on 18 months of working without a contract.
Today's negotiating session did not improve their optimism that a settlement was near.
“Our students deserve for both parties to be serious about reaching a resolution. Sadly, there is no indication that the Chancellor (John Cavanaugh) is equally committed to the collective bargaining process," said Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties President Steve Hicks.
"We will return to the table and hope things get serious. Otherwise they will force us to escalate preparations for collective action.”