2013-03-14 / Local & State

Pact Would Boost Pa. Profs’ Pay By Up To 7 Percent

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Thousands of faculty members at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are in line to see annual pay raises of between 3.5 and 7 percent over three years under a contract they've voted to approve.

The Association of Pennsylvania

State College and University Faculties, representing 5,500 faculty members, said Friday the pact with the State System of Higher Education passed overwhelmingly. The system's board is slated to vote March 20.

The 5,500 faculty members have worked without a contract since June 2011.

The four-year contract, retroactive to July 1, 2011, calls for raises of 1 or 2 percent in each of the last three years. But faculty members also would get annual “service increment” increases of 5 percent increase for those with up to five years' service or less.

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