Oct. 12, 2020
YSU negotiations update
Youngstown State University and its faculty union made further progress in negotiations today, including a new wage proposal and several agreements on contract language.
The two sides meet again Tuesday afternoon in an effort to reach agreement and end the faculty strike.
The latest economic proposal includes:
- First year: no pay raise.
- Second year: 1 percent pay raise, plus a $1,000 lump sum payment to lecturers/senior lecturers, assistant professors, and $750 lump sum payment to associate and full professors.
- Third year: 2 percent pay raise.
In addition, faculty contributions to health insurance premiums would remain the same for the first two years, increasing from 15 percent to 18 percent in the third year. This is the same health care plan agreed to in a tentative agreement with the university’s classified staff union last week.
Also, the two sides appear to have reached agreement on intellectual property rights consistent with other state universities.
In the event that an agreement cannot be reached, the university plans to remain open and continue instruction on Wednesday.