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This year’s membership drive for the faculty union at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) hit a stumbling block late last month, as the school’s administration shuttered an on-campus informational table set up by the organization, and two state-level union representatives were taken away in handcuffs.
The HACC Education Association, which was formed in April 2022 and represents roughly 900 faculty members, kicked off its recruitment campaign with an event at the school’s York, Pennsylvania campus on August 22.
It went on without incident. Accompanied by two representatives from the union’s state affiliate, the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), members of the local HACC Education Association set up promotional display tables and handed out union merchandise. Over 100 faculty members attended the hybrid virtual and in-person event, HACC Education Association’s president, Kathy Sicher told The Daily Beast.