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DDN: No WSU strike deal yet: ‘We’ll continue to work,’ board chairman says


Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

The Wright State University board of trustees met for two and a half hours Tuesday but did not yet reach a deal to end a faculty union strike that has been going on for nearly nine days.

Wright State is closed Wednesday because of extremely cold weather, meaning another day of a strike won’t have much impact on classes.

“There’s nothing to announce or report…we’ll continue to work on it,” said board chairman Doug Fecher at the conclusion of the meeting.

Members of the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors have been on strike since Jan. 22. Each side returned to the negotiating table Monday night after months of a stalemate.

Monday’s meeting came after the State Employment Relations Board ruled against the university administration on an unfair labor practice complaint, allowing the strike to continue this week.

The strike is the union’s response to the WSU board’s decision on Jan. 4 to implement the final terms of employment for the union.