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Guardian: How public safety is affected by the strike

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Excerpt from The Guardian

For students and employees of Wright State arriving on campus Tuesday, Jan. 22. could mean seeing a picket line at the main entrance.

According to Seth Bauguess, WSU director of communication, none of the entrances are being closed off. For students and staff that wish to park in lot 8, a free shuttle service will be provided.

For those that are concerned about safety, there will be more officers on campus and security partners monitoring the area.

University police department has a mutual aid agreements in place with area jurisdictions if help is needed.

“Police do not anticipate a safety problem but are prepared,” Bauguess said. “They have met with both the union and the administration and both parties are working hard to follow all local and state laws as well as university demonstration policies.”

During the AAUP-WSU strike, all parking lots and areas of the university will be in operation as normal, the shuttle service will run from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“Students can be confident that access to the university will be open and safe as it always is, but will have active demonstrations at a couple of the entrances as long as some members of the faculty union strike,” Bauguess said.

Wright State also has a page available for labor relations and picketing.