Collective bargaining agreements are with unions representing faculty and campus professionals at Cal U and the 13 other state-owned universities.
At a conference call meeting on Dec. 11, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education unanimously approved collective bargaining agreements with the unions representing faculty and campus professionals at Cal U and 13 other state-owned universities.
Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and the State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) had ratified their respective contracts earlier this year.
Both agreements include no pay increase for the first year.
“Our universities and students are poised for success during the next four years because of these new contracts,” Chancellor Dan Greenstein said.
“I want to thank APSCUF and SCUPA’s leadership teams for their parts in what proved to ultimately be successful teamwork, and I look forward to what we all achieve together during the next four years.”
State APSCUF President Ken Mash noted the participation of the chancellor and board Chair Cynthia Shapira in the negotiating process, and he called for more support from the state Legislature.
“Pennsylvania ranks 48th, 49th and 50th in most measures of higher-education support,” Mash said, “and our students – many of whom are struggling under crushing debt – deserve far more funding from the Commonwealth.”
Cal U’s Sheleta Camarda-Webb, state president of SCUPA, said her union is proud to support student success. “Ratifying this contract enables us to continue serving our students collectively.”
Read the complete news release on the State System website, passhe.edu.