Faculty At State-Owned Universities, Including Millersville, In Line For Pay Raises

Get ready. The cost of a college education in Pennsylvania might be on the way up.

After 18 months of negotiations that included the threat of the system’s first-ever strike, unionized faculty at the 14 state-owned universities are hoping that on Wednesday the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education board ratifies its four-year contract proposal.

The most controversial element of the contract has been the need to raise salaries without causing significant tuition hikes, said state system spokesman Kenn Marshall.

Related: List of salaries at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities for 2013

The deal calls for salary increases of 11.5 percent for senior faculty and 19 percent for junior faculty over the four years of the contract, with junior faculty members getting the higher increases. Faculty members now receive salaries ranging between $44,795 and $107,870 a year.

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Faculty At 14 State Schools, Including Kutztown University, Authorize Strike

Professors and faculty members have authorized their union leaders to call a strike, a move that would affect the education of 120,000 students at 14 state-run universities throughout Pennsylvania.

The Association of Pennsylvania State Colleges and University Faculties, the faculty union, said Friday that 95 percent of faculty who voted earlier in the week gave union leadership the option of calling a strike should talks with the State System of Higher Education break down.

The union and the state have been negotiating since July 2011, when the previous contract expired.

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