We cannot display this gallery

Passhe Collective Bargaining Agreement

PASSHE Board chair Cindy Shapira said the agreement was another important step in overhauling the system. For this faculty contract, the national system and the APSCUF conducted interest-based negotiations, focusing on cooperation instead of the traditional exchange of contractual proposals. According to the communication, negotiators have met for a total of 21 days since the start of the talks in mid-May. The legal counsel of the APSCUF and the state system will finish the language before an interim agreement is available to the members of the APSCUF. The ratification process will begin at the end of the language, according to the publication. He added that the main components of the agreement were “fair” and cited the agreement with faculty concerns and created a solid foundation for the future of public higher education in Pennsylvania. The chances of folding PASSHE schools into public schools are slim. This would almost certainly require the closure of several schools to reduce areas of access for overlapping students. Even then, the absence of employment contracts at Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh – despite ongoing efforts to organize unions – would make integration extremely difficult. Differences in the size of salaries and faculty constraints in terms of management would create insurmountable barriers. APSCUF/PASSHE Collective Agreement Article 41.B According to Rand, “Interviewees found that the factors that are part of this strained relationship (union management) include the terms of the contract and their adoption, as well as the collective bargaining process.” “I believe that the agreement is in principle a historic step forward in the process of creating a common vision of how our universities should work to best serve our students,” said Ken Mash, PRESIDENT of APSCUF. The Pennsylvania State Education System (PASSHE) and the Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties Association (APSCUF) announced Thursday that the organizations` negotiators had reached an “agreement in principle” for a new faculty contract. According to a joint press release from APSCUF and PASSHE, the negotiators reached an “agreement in principle” on 18 September for the faculty contract between PASSHE and APSCUF.

In addition, NCHEMS made two surprisingly counterproductive recommendations. One; “No institution should be closed and there should be no institutional mergers. Second, (make) “no attempt to undermine collective agreements or processes.” This after finding that the recently signed faculty union contract requires $52 million more than the old contract for the already solvent university system. In short, from the point of view of the solution, the NCHEMS report was essentially useless. The last contract expired on June 30. However, the treaty will remain in force until a new collective agreement is ratified, he said. The announcement comes after five consecutive days of negotiations (BWI) that began on September 14 at Dixon University Center in Harrisburg. At the start of the negotiations, Kara Laskowski, chairman of the apSCUF chapter, said: “The BWI must be a better way to conduct the negotiations.” In short, PASSHE as a whole has serious financial problems related to declining enrolment, which influence the ability to increase the income generated by student fees and public funds for operations, as the number of students in some schools has decreased considerably and significantly.