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Wright State seeks long-term adjunct positions as strike enters third week

As the Wright State faculty strike enters its third week, the university says it will hire long-term adjuncts to fill in for WSU faculty union (AAUP-WSU) members currently on strike. “Wright State has begun posting advertisements for long-term adjuncts as the union’s strike continues. We are looking forward to bringing in more, qualified instructors to […]

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All work to count towards final grades

In a campus-wide email sent out on Feb. 6, Provost Susan Edwards stated that all work completed during the strike with substitute instructors will count towards finals grades. “All student work will be credited toward your final class grade,” according to the email. Edwards encouraged students to attend classes and finish all assigned work, as […]

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Tuition refund date extended to Friday

Due to the active faculty union strike at Wright State, the course registration and drop date for a 100 percent refund has been extended for students. “The late registration fee will be waived to assist you if changes to your schedule are necessary,” Susan Edwards, university provost said in a campus-wide email. LATEST: Sports Recap: […]

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WSU Board of Trustees ratify most recent contract offer

The Wright State Board of Trustees voted at today’s meeting to ratify the contract recently proposed to the faculty union (AAUP-WSU). Board members say the ratified contract includes concessions on areas the union previously voiced concern over. “The document makes significant concessions to union demands, but also allows the university to continue on a path […]

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UPDATED: Board offers final contract, faculty union responds with concessions

After two weeks of a faculty strike at Wright State, university administrators have proposed new contract terms to faculty members represented by WSU’s faculty union (AAUP-WSU). The offer follows several sessions of negotiations between faculty and administration over the past weeks. “Trustees listened to AAUP executive team members at recent meetings, examined every area of […]

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Faculty strike at Wright State: how we got here

A faculty strike at Wright State University has entered its second week with no guaranteed end in sight. Although university administrators have met privately with members of the faculty union (AAUP-WSU), an agreement has not been reached at this time. Given the start of a new semester and questions on behalf of university community members, […]

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BREAKING: AAUP-WSU and Board of Trustees to meet for second session of negotiations

Wright State University Board of Trustees Chairman Doug Fecher, President Cheryl B. Schrader and representatives from AAUP-WSU met to negotiate yesterday, Jan. 27. According to a press release, the meeting lasted around four hours. Administration and union representatives will meet again this evening, Jan. 28. “I was encouraged by the progress made last night and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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