‘Some Progress’ Made in YSU-Union Negotiations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The union representing faculty at Youngstown State University reported “some progress” during contract negotiations with the university Sunday, though it will begin its strike Monday morning.

“The YSU-OEA is pleased to report that productive conversations took place during the Sunday negotiating session and acknowledges that administration’s counterproposal, discussion of which took the entire session, made some small moves in both financial and non-financial areas,” YSU-OEA President Steven Reale said in a statement Sunday evening.

The YSU chapter of the Ohio Education Association voted Saturday to approve the strike after two negotiation sessions last week failed to produce a tentative agreement.

The two sides will meet again 1 to 4 p.m. Monday. The strike begins at 8 a.m. Monday.

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