Colleagues,
 
Thank you for the confidence you have shown in your negotiations team. The team is working hard on our behalf and your support and engagement is acknowledged and appreciated.    
 
In the member vote, 95% (456-24) voted YES to authorize a strike should AAUP-KSU deem it necessary to secure a fair contract. Member turnout was 80.13%.
 
In the non-member poll, 81.1% of respondents were in favor of authorizing a strike.
 
Of the collective bargaining unit members who participated, 93% responded YES to authorizing a strike.
 
Status of negotiations: AAUP-KSU and the administration are currently involved in bargaining sessions mediated by a Federal Mediator who was appointed by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  Should the parties be unable to reach agreement soon, AAUP-KSU will request Fact-Finding by a neutral third party who will issue a non-binding report. As we go forward, we will continue with negotiations as according to our contract, negotiations in good faith are to continue throughout the Fact-Finding process.  
 
Thank you again for your support,
 
Melissa D. Zullo
AAUP-KSU Chapter President
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