“Mark is a tremendous defender,” coach Scott Nagy said.
"This was really never about the money. This was about trying to silence the union, silence the voice of the faculty. It was about power and control."
“There’s very strong language in the contract now,” Kich said. “No fact-finder is going to be able to look at it and say: ‘they gave up their right to bargain over health care.’”
"The strike is over, but now comes the hard part," tweeted Daniel Palmer, president of the student body. "We have a campus morale that needs lifted."
“We had tremendous student support,” says Associate Professor Siri Sheneidu. “And of course, in any conflict, there are going to be different sides.”
"All we ever wanted to do was negotiate. We ended up solving this by negotiating," says Rudy Fichtenbaum, Chief Negotiatior for AAUP-WSU.
"The first people I thought about last night when I heard the news of the agreement were the students I met with Friday at the Statehouse,” Gardner said
As the strike began, some classes went unstaffed, and last week the school began canceling some “specialized” courses for the semester.
The AAUP-WSU strike is thought to be the longest college faculty strike in Ohio’s history and the second longest in the nation.
The AAUP negotiating team came to a tentative agreement with the Wright State administration and the AAUP executive committee, who voted to end the strike.