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WYSO: With no deal in sight, Wright State faculty strike continues for a second week

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Excerpt from WYSO

The Wright State Board of Trustees spent more than two hours discussing contract negotiations in an executive session Tuesday night, but didn’t announce a new contract deal. That means the American Association of University Professors strike will likely continue for at least another day.

Representatives from the union and the administration met for several hours Sunday and Monday, but additional negotiating sessions have not yet been announced.

On Monday, both parties said their conversations had been productive, but that some issues remained on the table. A union representative said health care has been a major sticking point in contract talks.

Wright State canceled classes Wednesday and Thursday, citing severe winter weather.

The union canceled picket lines on both days as well, but strike headquarters at the Wingate Hotel will remain open.

Meanwhile, the university has extended the deadline for students to withdraw from classes with no penalty to Feb. 8. The original deadline was last Friday.

Wednesday is the ninth day of the strike. The longest strike in higher education last year lasted 11 days.