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State's union faculty members postpone decision on strike

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Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, 4:50 p.m.

The president of a union that represents faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities on Tuesday said his members agreed to postpone any consideration of a walkout until spring.

Steve Hicks, president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, issued a statement assuring students that they do not need to worry about a suspension of classes this semester.

“We know you are concerned about the impact a strike would have on your classes, your finals and your tuition dollars. After thoughtful deliberation and consideration about how a strike at this time would affect our students, we have decided to postpone consideration of a strike for the rest of this semester,” Hicks said.

Members of the union, who have worked without a contract since June 30, 2011, authorized their representatives to take a strike vote earlier this month. They are scheduled to meet with negotiators for the State System of Higher Education again next month.

Debra Erdley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7996 or

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