ACE issues vote of no confidence in YSU leadership


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Youngstown State University’s classified employees union has voted in favor of a resolution of no confidence in the administration, trustees and president of the university.

The 282-member Association of Classified Employees voted overwhelmingly to pass the resolution at a special chapter meeting Thursday, the union announced afterward.

The resolution comes after the YSU board of trustees voted in May to impose a contract on the union that it had overwhelmingly rejected a week earlier.

A big issue in that contract, union President Connie Frisby told The Vindicator at the time, was job security.

The university’s subcontracting for some work is a concern of union members, too, Frisby said.

As employees have retired and not been replaced or been reclassified to other positions, ACE membership has dwindled.

Among other changes with which the union took issue is the reduction from 63 days to 14 days for the notification of layoffs or job abolishment, Frisby said.

That doesn’t allow sufficient time for members to determine whether they’re eligible to retire rather than be laid off, she said.

Employees with more than 25 years’ service will lose one of their six weeks’ vacation, dropping to five per year.

Read more about the new pact and the union's stance in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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