AAUP-WSU members have been on strike for 17 days now in what may already be the longest faculty strike in Ohio’s history. Faculty have been picketing outside the entrances to campus along Colonel Glenn Highway since Jan. 22.
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Both sides have said that health care remains the central issue still on the negotiating table. The administration has asked that union members join a university-wide health care plan.
The terms of employment imposed by the Wright State board of trustees on Jan. 4 state that health care can be changed at the university’s discretion. The administration must give 60-days notice to the faculty union before health benefits are altered, according to the terms.
But, AAUP-WSU leaders have long said that agreeing to the administration’s terms for health care would eliminate their right to bargaining for health benefits.
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