Faculty members at the 14 state owned universities have given their approval to a new contract with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Membership of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties voted overwhelmingly to ratify the agreement.
The state system Board of Governors must give final approval to the deal. A special meeting is scheduled for March 20th to consider the APSCUF contract as well as a separate agreement with athletic coaches. The bargaining unit for the coaches voted earlier to approve a four year contract.
Faculty members have been working without a new agreement for over a year.