April Laissle / WYSO

Wright State University is preparing for a planned faculty strike January 22. University administration officials say the school will remain open even if faculty head to the picket line. 

Jerry Kenney / WYSO

The Wright State Faculty union, the American Association of University Professors, has filed a 10-day notice to strike after the university administration issued what it called its “last, best” contract offer on Friday.

The AAUP-WSU union’s move to strike is the culmination of nearly two years of failed negotiations.

Noeleen Mcilvenna is a Professor of History at Wright State. She says the administration has placed an unfair burden on its teaching professionals - putting their job security and tenure positions at risk.
Jerry Kenney

Wright State’s faculty union has rejected a proposed contract by an independent arbitrator. The union’s rejection clears the way for a strike if an agreement with the school’s administration is not reached.

More than 95 percent of union members voted to reject the report.

It was produced by an arbitrator known as a fact-finder, tasked with coming to a compromise on unresolved contract issues.