Talks continue as strike deadline looms for state universities

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ERIE, Pa. — Closed-door negotiations continue for the Pennsylvanian State System of Higher Education and its union professors, who are threatening to strike without a new deal.

That strike would impact 14 universities in Pennsylvania, including Edinboro University.
 
Both sides have agreed to avoid speaking publicly, so it’s hard to tell where those talks stand right now.
 
The teachers have set a strike deadline of 5 a.m. Wednesday. Edinboro and other administrations said they have a plan in place should the strike happen, but they are not releasing details of what programs could continue and which ones would stop.

While a lot of information is still up in the air, students said this concerns and confuses them on what will happen if professors strike.

“I’m paying so much money to come here and then they end up striking,” Edinboro freshman Rachel Aurin said. ”But of course my one teacher was talking about all for the benefit of the students, which I think is nice.

“But it’s like kind of weird because it’s the beginning of the year, and being a freshman you don’t want to have to deal with this right off the bat.”
 

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