Faculty and coaches at the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania are officially on strike

10.19.16 | Bob Price

It started at 5 o'clock this morning and it is a major inconvenience for all involved.
The job action affects some 100,000 students and 5,500 professors.

Ken Mash represents the union workers.  He says, they are making a stand for the quality of public education.

But university spokesman Ken Marshal says the teachers are going about it entirely the wrong way.  He says walking out on students is not the answer.

It's the first strike in the 33-year history of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education.