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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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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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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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Strike update: How financial aid will be affected

Many students attend Wright State on a grant, scholarship, loan or work study. Following the government shutdown and news of a possible faculty strike on campus, students have voiced their concerns to the university. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the university sent a communication email to students stating their financial aid would not be affected by […]

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BREAKING: Faculty Union members vote to authorize strike

On January 14 Wright State faculty union announced in a press release they would authorize a strike for Jan 22 at 8am. “Administrators and Boards come and go. But most faculty will spend their entire careers at Wright State. We have a deep interest in the long-term viability of our University and are devoted to […]

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BREAKING: Faculty union expected to file 10 day strike notice

On Saturday, Jan. 5, a communication email was sent out to the members of the Wright State University chapter of American Association of University Professors rejecting the last best offer by the board. “The unanimous recommendation of the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee is to reject the imposed contract by authorizing a strike,” according to the email. […]

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WSU Board of Trustees votes to impose last best offer on faculty union

Wright State’s Board of Trustees just express its intent to impose a last best offer to the WSU chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP). In a meeting on Friday, Jan. 4, the board voted unanimously to implement the terms and conditions of the offer. “For the board of trustees, this process has focused squarely […]

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Faculty Union votes to reject Fact Finder’s report

Last week, members of AAUP-WSU, the faculty union at Wright State, voted to reject a report issued by fact-finder David Stanton, who was tasked with reviewing unresolved issues in contract negotiations between the union and university administration. In a press release, the union representatives claimed that 467 voted to reject the report and 12 members […]

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