Oct. 9, 2020
YSU, classified union reach tentative contract agreement
Youngstown State University and its classified staff union have reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract.
The agreement comes on the same night that the YSU faculty union abruptly ended negotiations on its own three-year contract and continued preparations for a strike.
The tentative agreement with the YSU Association for Classified Employees will now go before the ACE membership and the YSU Board of Trustees for formal ratification.
“We thank the leaders of the ACE union for their respectful and reasonable efforts on behalf of our students and the entire university community,” YSU President Jim Tressel said. “From the very beginning of this challenging Covid-19 pandemic, the leadership and membership of this group have worked extremely hard in a cooperative way to help the university and our students.”
The pact calls for essentially the same economic terms presented and rejected today to the faculty union, which has filed a notice to strike starting Monday, Oct. 12.
YSU Provost Brien Smith earlier tonight called on the faculty union to withdraw its strike notice and continue negotiations.