I believe Maldonado lost his job due to several charges against him, not just the menacing charge. He was found not guilty on the menacing charge. That's over. Who knows what will happen next. Again, not ALL of the ACE union members want him reinstated.
June 29, 2010 at 10:24 a.m.
Just for the record, not ALL of the ACE union members want him reinstated!!
June 29, 2010 at 7:49 a.m.
Apollo, maybe you should research the employees who are in the ACE union and realize what their positions are at YSU...Admissions, Registration, Records, Scholarship and Financial Aid, Student Accounts, administrative assistants and secretaries in academic and student affairs offices, just to mention a few. I would think these positions have an impact on enrollment.
December 18, 2009 at 2:51 p.m.
crlbk1052...You are sadly mistaken thinking I have been taken care of by the 'boss'. The last time I looked there there was no increase in my paycheck. I simply cannot support a 'leader' who is self-serving and who threatens other members of his union. How is this union's leadership protecting the rights of the person our leader threatened? That person pays union dues just like everyone else. I am not running away from a bad situation. This situation was all self-inflicted by Mr. Maldonado. His leadership IS affecting me, which is why I am in support of NEW leadership. Maybe Mr. Maldonado should step down until all of this mess is cleaned up and he is cleared of the charges against him. That would show me that he truly cares about the union. Why should Mr. Brennan or anyone else stand up and support a person who has questionable ethics or lack of thereof? I'm a bit confused by your statement that the only reason Mr. Brennan still has his position is because he has no courage to stand up for his fellow union member. Is this 'fellow union member' Mr. Maldonado? It sounds to me you are insinuating Mr. Brennan would lose his position if he supported this 'fellow union member'. Please clarify.
July 15, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.
I agree with penquinswin. I also feel that if you think working conditions are so bad at YSU, QUIT!! I thank God EVERYDAY for my position here! There is never going to be complete agreement between the administration and the unions, but we should be adults and 'agree to disagree'. I don't believe a union needs a 'bully' as its president. I greatly appreciate all Mr. Maldonado did regarding our health benefits and a few other issues. His research was phenominal. However, I think it has all gone to his head. I also would like to say that not every ACE member is supporting Mr. Maldonado. Hopefully, Mr. Brennan will be our next ACE president and relations with the administration will be on a more positive note. If Mr. Maldonado continues as our president, I would guess the future negotions are going to be VERY ugly. By the way, Mr. Brennan still has his position at YSU, unlike our current ACE president.
July 14, 2009 at 8:39 a.m.
Mr. Maldonado was not singled out. His actions and pay raise were so glaring that he singled himself out. They did not arbitrarily drop his pay. They took it to the appropriate level for his job classification. In response to po126, to remove Mr. Maldonado as our union president is not as simple as it would seem. We have bylaws and a constitution that must be followed. It is a process that requires cooperation from members not afraid to make a stand. Unfortunately, too many of our members are intimidated by the 'mob' mentality.
January 13, 2009 at 9:02 a.m.
Many of my colleagues and myself are very concerned and disappointed in the bad rap that the ACE union as a whole unit is getting. I know there is a large group of ACE members who are questioning the actions and ethics of our union president. If he believes he definitely did nothing wrong, he should be willing to step down until an investigation is completed showing his innocence. I'm not so sure 'innocent' would be the verdict. I do know that I feel extremely fortunate to have my job at YSU and appreciate all that the administration and the Board of Trustees have done to try to bridge the gap that was created between themselves and the ACE union during our previous negotiations. There are claims that the administration is trying to break our union. I am sorry to say that the ACE president and his followers are doing a fine job of breaking our union all by themselves! At this time, we are NOT united in our assessment of this unfortunate situation.
January 12, 2009 at 3:15 p.m.