Nov. 16, 2012
PASSHE responds to APSCUF strike authorization vote
PASSHE released the following statement in response to the vote results announced today by APSCUF authorizing a possible strike by the faculty union:
"We remain committed to achieving an agreement with our faculty union that is fair to everyone, especially to our students and their families who provide almost 75 percent of the revenue necessary to operate our universities through tuition and fees. We have a fair offer on the table and hope to reach a settlement with APSCUF very soon."
"It is essential that we achieve cost savings in other areas in order to help offset proposed salary increases that are included in the proposed new agreement. A major focus is in the area of healthcare, where we are seeking provisions that will result in savings similar to those that are included in agreements with all of our other labor unions."