Faculty union to mull strike authorization in August

    The union representing faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities has set an Aug. 25 date for a decision on whether members will take a strike authorization vote.

    The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties said an emergency legislative assembly was scheduled after no progress was made in talks Friday with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

    Delegates from all 14 campuses are to convene via conference on Aug. 25 to decide whether members will take a strike authorization vote. If a majority of delegates approve, the union will set a date for a vote.

    Other bargaining sessions are planned over the summer, the next one on July 19. Faculty members have been working without a contract since the last agreement expired in June of last year.

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