Faculty union, YSU trustees can’t agree on dollars


The faculty union at Youngstown State University contends the university is exaggerating its expenses and understating revenues.

Without comment, trustees on Friday voted to reject a fact finder’s report that would have given its faculty raises of 0 percent, 1 percent and 2 percent in the first, second and third years, respectively.

Trustees Millicent S. Counts, David Charles Deibel, Sudershan K. Garg, John R. Jakubek, Leonard D. Schiavone, Scott Schulick and Carole S. Weimer voted in favor of the rejection. Trustees Delores Crawford and Harry Meshel were absent.

“While the fact finder acknowledges the difficult budgetary circumstances facing the university, his recommendations outlined in the report do not allow us to sufficiently address those challenges,” Garg, trustees chairman, said in a written statement after the meeting.

Members of the faculty union voted to accept the fact finder’s report and also voted to authorize a 10-day strike notice.

The current pact expires Wednesday.

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