BREAKING: Ohio’s longest higher education strike ends

Wright State university enters its third week of a faculty strike. SOHAM PARIKH/STAFF

After three weeks Wright State University faculty will return to the classrooms this week.

In a post by AAUP-WSU on Facebook they announced the tentative end to the strike that has been ongoing since January 22.

“Earlier this evening, the AAUP-WSU negotiating team came to a tentative agreement with the administration, and the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee has voted to end our strike. All Bargaining Unit Faculty should return to work effective Monday, February 11. Any BUFMs who are uncertain as to what they should do tomorrow should contact their department chair,” the post stated. 

In a Wright State press release, the two parties reached an agreement earlier this evening during negotiations.

“This agreement serves Wright State University and our students well. Both parties made substantial concessions to help move the university forward together,” said President Cheryl B. Schrader. “I welcome back our returning faculty, and I know the rest of the university does too. We are united in our collective calling to serve our students.”

“I am sure all our members are glad to be going back to the classroom where we hope things will return to normal for our students as soon as possible,” said AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich, Ph.D.

“We walked out in solidarity and now return stronger than ever. We thank the negotiating team for steadfastly fighting for the best possible collective outcome for the entire membership,” according to AAUP-WSU social media.