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Wright State Faculty Members to Strike Today

January 22, 2019

Faculty members at Wright State University are set to strike and picket at 8 a.m. today after two years of failed contract negotiations and newly imposed terms of employment, including a furlough policy. Wright State has attributed those new terms to a plan to reduce historical overspending, but the union has called them an attack on faculty rights. Details of the union position may be found here.

Cheryl Schrader, Wright State’s president, has said that classes will go on despite the strike, with some moving online temporarily or being taught by substitutes, according to the Dayton Daily News. “The university will honor our contract with our students,” Schrader said this week, urging students to attend class.

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Colleen Flaherty

Colleen Flaherty, Reporter, covers faculty issues for Inside Higher Ed. Prior to joining the publication in 2012, Colleen was military editor at the Killeen Daily Herald, outside Fort Hood, Texas. Before that, she covered government and land use issues for the Greenwich Time and Hersam Acorn Newspapers in her home state of Connecticut. After graduating from McGill University in Montreal in 2005 with a degree in English literature, Colleen taught English and English as a second language in public schools in the Bronx, N.Y. She earned her M.S.Ed. from City University of New York Lehman College in 2008 as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows program. 

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