Update on TUGSA strike

To the Temple community, 

This afternoon, negotiators from TUGSA and the university once again met to continue discussions toward an agreement that benefits both parties. Because of the good faith effort shown by TUGSA, we are pleased to report that immediately, we will reinstate healthcare subsidies for striking TUGSA members. 

While we left today’s negotiation session without an agreement, we are pleased with the progress, and we will continue discussions tomorrow. 

The last five weeks have been immensely challenging. Together, we have had to navigate through a work stoppage that distracts from the university’s larger mission of educating our students and serving the Temple and North Philadelphia communities. 

We recognize the impact this has had on our community, and we thank you all for continuing to demonstrate amazing patience, flexibility and resilience. 

The university remains committed to continuing to meet and work with the union to reach a resolution. Today was a great step in the right direction. 


Ken Kaiser 
Chief Operating Officer