Oct. 8, 2020
Dear Penguin students:
As more information hits the news regarding our ongoing contract negotiations with the faculty union, we wanted to touch base again to update everyone on what to expect over the next few days.
Additional negotiations are scheduled for Friday, and we remain hopeful that we can come to an agreement on Friday or over the weekend.
However, the faculty union has filed a notice to go on strike on Monday, Oct. 12, if there is no agreement. As you know, Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 12 and 13, is Fall Break, and there will be no classes. So, if there is a strike on those two days, classes will not be impacted. If a strike would extend beyond Tuesday, we will be in touch with further information.
We know you have lots of questions, so we are putting together an FAQs webpage to get you the answers. If needed, the page will be launched this weekend; we will send you a link. Pay close attention to your YSU email for updates.
Meanwhile, please know that we are all working hard to ensure that we get this done, there is no strike and that we come back from Fall Break to resume the semester. Students, faculty, staff and everyone on campus have worked hard to overcome the hurdles the pandemic has put before us. We look forward to a successful and uninterrupted conclusion of the semester.
Stay healthy, and Go Penguins!