While the notice to strike was previously filed by the union, the authorization of the strike was dependent on a vote from the union’s members, according to union officials.
Kich said he expects union members from around the state will be joining WSU faculty on the picket line next week. There are around 560 faculty members in the union of around 1,700 faculty total at Wright State.
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“The fact that we got that percentage to vote and more than three quarters voted to authorize the strike is very telling,” Kich said.
In a prepared statement, WSU spokesman Seth Bauguess said the school is “disappointed” the AAUp-WSU voted to authorize a strike.
“The university has negotiated in good faith for nearly two years. We have done everything in our power to avoid a strike, and provide our students with a high quality education,” Bauguess said in a prepared statement.
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