The preliminary agreement with the YSU Association for Classified Employees is now subject to formal ratification prior to membership of the ACE and the YSU Foundation Board. The pact calls for much the same economic conditions that are presented and rejected today to the faculty union, which has filed a strike notice starting on Monday. YOUNGSTOWN — As the Youngstown State University administration and the faculties union failed to reach an agreement at their last bargaining meeting, the university and its union of classified employees tentatively agreed Friday night on a new three-year contract. The University is asking the faculties union to continue negotiations as soon as possible — and to submit a counter-proposal to the university`s latest offer, in the hope of reaching an agreement on a new three-year contract. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Agents at Youngstown State University announced Friday that they have reached a preliminary agreement with their ranked staff, but there is still no agreement with faculties. If the strike vote passes and no agreement is reached, YSU-OAS will be on strike on Monday, the first day of the autumn break at YSU. The preliminary agreement is with the YSU Association for Classified Employees “Also is not new its continued attempt to chip away from the faculty`s ability to have a useful right of review in the operation of its programs, departments and classes, as it has clearly shown with its hasty reorganization of university units this summer. The fact that they continue to insist on a contractual language that removes the protection of the faculty as a “sensitive point”, while they are demanding interim agreements with other unions that have not yet been reached, is more likely to harm the unions than by negotiating,” concluded Mr. Vopat. The board will vote on the interim agreement next week. On Monday, YSU-ACE held a ratification meeting and opened the vote on an interim agreement that took place immediately afterwards.
Voting closed on Tuesday, March 6 at 4 p.m. .m, and ballots were counted immediately after. The preliminary agreement with the YSU Association for Classified Employees is now subject to formal ratification prior to membership of the ACE and the YSU Foundation Board. The YSU administration announced late Friday that it had reached an interim agreement with thought workers represented by the Association of Classified Employees.