Pennsylvania faculty union reaches tentative agreement with management, ends strike

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have reached a tentative agreement with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education on Friday, Oct. 21, ending the union’s two-day strike.

CFA had posted a statement of solidarity for APSCUF faculty earlier this month.

In a news release posted on the APSCUF’s website, the union “accepted concessions to salary and benefits in exchange for eliminating most of the 249 changes the State System proposed in June.” The union also reached tentative agreement on a salary package that was significantly lower than that of other unions “for the sake of students.”

“Our primary goals were to preserve quality education for our students, protect our adjuncts from exploitation, and make sure the varieties of faculty work are respected,” APSCUF President Dr. Kenneth M. Mash said.

APSCUF represents the 5,500 faculty and coaches at Pennsylvania’s 14 publicly owned universities.