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State Board Rules Wright State Strike Can Continue

Jan 28, 2019

The State Employment Relations Board (SERB) has ruled the faculty strike at Wright State University can continue.

The SERB decision Sunday followed arguments from the faculty union and the university. University officials had asked the board to declare the strike unauthorized, saying in part union members had sabotaged the school’s efforts to find replacement instructors. The administration also claimed workload complaints couldn't be included in collective bargaining.

The union's attorney argued workload was previously agreed to separately from collective bargaining and the strike is lawful. 

The board sided with the union.

Wright State President Cheryl Schrader's statement Sunday said union "actions to prevent the university from operating are having a significant toll."

Tuesday will mark one week since the strike began.