Duquesne University police, school reach deal after strike

DUQUESNE, Pa. — The union representing Duquesne University police said they have come to an agreement with the school.

According to Keith Frank, vice president of Teamsters Union Local 249, the union and Duquesne University came to an agreement on Tuesday night.

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Frank sent Channel 11 the following statement:

“Teamsters Local 249 is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement with Duquesne University on a 3 year deal. The parties worked to achieve a fair contract for the hard working men and woman who proudly serve the Duquesne University Community. We would like to thank the students, community members, politicians and fellow Teamster members. A special thanks to the negotiating committee, Darrin Kelly, and Senator Jay Costa.”

Monday at 7 a.m., 28 police officers and security guards walked off the job and onto the picket line after nearly eight months of negotiations.

All officers and security guards were to return to work at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Duquesne University Vice President of Marketing and Communications Gabriel Welsch, offered the following statement:

“Duquesne University is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative agreement with the union representing our Public Safety police officers and security guards. As a result, effective 7 a.m. tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 19, the full complement of police officers and security guards will return to work. The University appreciates the good faith efforts of all involved in the negotiating process that led to resolving this matter swiftly and positively for the good of our students and our entire campus community.”

Channel 11 is working to learn more details. Check back for updates.

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