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University faculty, Pa. officials resume talks

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pennsylvania higher education officials and the union representing state university faculty are reporting progress at the bargaining table.

Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties have been working without a contract for about 18 months.

Union leaders met with management Friday for the first time since Dec. 11.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that both sides reported progress but that no deal has been reached. The union posted an update on its website Saturday cautioning that significant differences remain. Additional bargaining sessions are scheduled for Jan. 11, Jan. 16 and Jan. 17.

Officials at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education say they need to control costs during tight economic times.

The system serves about 115,000 students on 14 campuses across the state.

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