Pa. State System Of Higher Education Coaches' Tentative Agreement Leaves Only Faculty Without A Contract

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
With the tentative agreement reached last week with coaches at the 14 state universities, that leaves only one contract that stands between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and labor peace with its eight bargaining units.  The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties representing the 400 coaches reached an agreement that runs through June 30, 2015. It includes an increase in minimum salaries and a revised health care co-payment that are similar to the terms accepted by the other unions. Further details will be disclosed after the pact is ratified. The coaches are expected to vote on ratifying the agreement in late January. APSCUF also represents the 5,000 professors in a separate bargaining unit, which is the only one in the State System without a contract Negotiations between the faculty union and system negotiators, which began two years ago, are scheduled to resume on Wednesday in Philadelphia.

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