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Youngstown teachers authorize negotiators to issue strike notice

Published: Tue, August 6, 2013 @ 10:30 p.m.


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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1Roger_Thornhill(1068 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

All for the kids of course!

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2Maisco(3 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

How could those selfish teachers do this to our children and city. The state should take over

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3Roger_Thornhill(1068 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Their summer vacation must not have been long enough.

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4FLUNKEE(12 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

The state already took over, send your child to another district, there is a lot of them to choose from

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5Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Mo money mo money mo money. TAX TAX TAX sell the souls of the children if needed but give them mo money. We don't care if the is no more money find it and give it to us. Just cancel the school year and let them be off work for a year ship the kids to the burbs and let them stand outside like the idiots by bottom dollar foods

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6DwightK(1537 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

If this is about more money, YSD needs to hire smarter teachers. The city is broke, the people in the city are broke and there is nothing more to be had. Go get a job elsewhere if you need to make more.

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7Cubbies(37 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

There are more issues than pay and benefits. There are management, operations, and support issues at stake, as well as safety issues such as
why central office refuses to expel students who has been suspended 7 times for fighting and making physical threats to students and staff. Just send them back to the classroom and pray nobody is assaulted.

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8sknirak(120 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Nothing good will come from a strike. The above comments indicate a deep dissatisfaction with the present situation as it is.

There is a lot of truth in everybody's comments above (once we get past the hyperbole). The school board should be held accountable for some of it's actions.

For the sake of the kids, cooler heads need to prevail. I wonder if any are out there?

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9Boar7734(66 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I can find every teacher and employee in Youngstown a 2.75% increase: find employment elsewhere and not pay the highest income tax in the state. The downside is your water will cost 40% more.

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10FLUNKEE(12 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

It was the Board of Education and Wendy Webb,
Tony Deniro, and the rest of the Gang who
Built all these schools and spent the TAXPAYERS money.

It was called state of Ohio 80% and YCSD taxpayers 20% but in fact all money was taxpayers.

Thus with closing 3 schools money was wasted about 30 MILLION

The teachers did not waste YOUR money

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11Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

teacher east social studies $57548
teacher Wilson music $52095
Teacher berry preschool $54821

That is insane money in this area. Let them strike. even better give them MORE money and have them pay less for healthcare and force the city into bankruptcy then pay them pennies on the dollar.

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12Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

IF they worked 40 hours per week 52 weeks a year = $28.20 per hour. REQUIRED time in class is nowhere near that much. This pay rate is insane for a preschool teacher

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13southsidedave(5199 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

There is no money, the system is broken and will not be fixed anytime soon...teachers must deal with it or move to another profession.

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14Ytownnative(1121 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

save look at the government watch link on vindy.com someone is on the payroll as a preschool teacher. Do your home work

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