State University Faculty Contract Talks At An Impasse In Pennsylvania

Monday, September 10, 2012

Negotiations between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the faculty union for the 14 state-owned universities are stalled once again after an unsuccessful meeting last week.

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, which represents faculty members at the state-owned schools, presented a proposal that would have saved the state system between $300,000-$500,000 per year in healthcare costs, said APSCUF officials.

"The meeting quickly ended after the Chancellor's (John Cavanaugh) team began by abruptly dismissing APSCUF's proposal and demanding APSCUF concede more before discussions proceed," said a faculty union statement.

Union officials did not specify how their healthcare offer would save between $300,000-$500,000 per year.

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