The coaches of athletic teams at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and 13 other state-owned schools have approved a new labor contract with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
Union leaders at the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties reported Thursday that 98 percent of the voting APSCUF members covered under the sports contract approved terms of a new four-year accord.
PASSHE leaders still must ratify the tentative agreement.
The coaches cast their votes Monday and Tuesday on their respective campuses. APSCUF did not release a breakdown of the votes at IUP and the other schools.
APSCUF officials declined to reveal details of wages, benefits and other working conditions prescribed in the deal, but said the contract would be posted online if it is approved by the board of governors.
“I’m gratified by the support of our membership for this agreement,” John Gump, APSCUF coach executive leader, said. “It’s a contract that recognizes the important work our coaches do on our campuses and with our student-athletes. This agreement also provides a greater voice for our members in issues regarding our working conditions and job security.”