The Youngstown Education Association, the union representing Youngstown City Schools teachers, has authorized its negotiating team to issue a 10-day intent-to-strike notice.
YEA representative Tim Kinkead said Tuesday night after the union vote that the notice will be used by the YEA negotiators when and if it is deemed necessary.
“Everybody was enthusiastic about the vote,” Kinkead said. “The mood was markedly different from the last time we met. Everyone was attentive and involved.”
Tuesday’s vote was unanimous, Kinkead said, adding that teachers remain dedicated to working with the school district to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.
School is not in session until Sept. 3, so both sides have some time to work through the issue before it would affect students. A strike before that date may affect teachers at Youngstown Early College, however, where classes are underway.
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