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POW/MIA chair installed in the Nutter Center

POW/MIA chair installed in the Nutter Center

  On Saturday, Jan. 26, a POW/MIA chair was officially installed in the Nutter Center. The chair is located in section 209 and has a plaque that explains its significance: it honors members of our armed forces who have not come home to their families. To commemorate such a significant addition to the Wright State...

State rules that WSU faculty strike is legal

State rules that WSU faculty strike is legal

COLUMBUS – Ohio’s State Employee Relations Board (SERB) ruled in an emergency hearing today that the faculty strike at Wright State University is legal. The board’s formal determination reads: “SERB finds that the strike is authorized,” according to information provided by AAUP-WSU. Representatives from both university administration and the faculty union, also known as the...

BREAKING: WSU asks SERB to determine if AAUP-WSU strike unauthorized

BREAKING: WSU asks SERB to determine if AAUP-WSU strike unauthorized

In a press release the university explained the faculty union is striking for a reason that is prohibited by law. “The university did so because faculty workload is a prohibited subject of bargaining. The General Assembly disallows even the act of collective bargaining over faculty workload – much less the act of a public-sector strike over...

Student Government answers students’ strike questions at open forum

Student Government answers students’ strike questions at open forum

Student Government Association answered students’ questions about the upcoming strike on campus in a public forum on Wednesday, Jan. 16. President Daniel Palmer addressed students’ concerns in person at the event, which was also streamed live on Facebook. The forum began with Palmer presenting background information explaining how the university reached this point. After the...

Chair reserved for veterans comes to WSU Nutter Center

Chair reserved for veterans comes to WSU Nutter Center

  Wright State University will honor veterans with a chair in the Nutter Center reserved for soldiers who were prisoners of war or went missing in action since World War I. An inaugural ceremony for the placement of the chair will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26. The chair will remain empty at sporting events...

Faculty union reject SGA invite to meet with administration

Faculty union reject SGA invite to meet with administration

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Wright State’s Student Government Association sent out an email to both administration and faculty union executive committee to bring them to the table to express concerns. In a letter that was sent to the two parties, SGA President Daniel Palmer asked for leaders to come together Thursday to meet with their...

Breaking: WSU Administration files ULP Against AAUP-WSU

Breaking: WSU Administration files ULP Against AAUP-WSU

On Friday Jan 18, Wright State University administration filed an unfair labor practice charge against the faculty union, Wright State’s chapter of American Association of University Professors. In a press release from the university, the charges include: misleading members about intent to strike, threatening deans and departments chairs, asking the resignation of those in the...

BREAKING: Administration expresses intent to negotiate next faculty contract

BREAKING: Administration expresses intent to negotiate next faculty contract

Wright State administration has expressed its intent to begin negotiations over the next faculty contract, effective in 2020, if the faculty union withdraws its Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) charge against the university. Wright State General Counsel and Board of Trustees member Larry Chan informed the faculty union that administration is willing to begin negotiations for...