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Union votes ‘no confidence’ in YSU leaders

It seems YSU administration is just thumbing their noses at this group. The things the union is asking for seem very reasonable. They are not making unreasonable demands in wages/benefits. Going back to negotiate these minor points would go a long way toward improving morale. Something in very wrong down there when your staff overwhelmingly rejects a contract and then issues a no confidence vote in YSU leadership.

June 5, 2015 at 4:35 p.m. suggest removal

Sciortino indicted – again

Agree with Walter on this one. Getting interesting.

June 5, 2015 at 4:28 p.m. suggest removal

Children Services’ artificially low wages deserved to be increased

Excellent letter by David Arnold. I am so sick and tired of the attack on public employees by the vindicator no matter what the circumstances. Very rarely do I see investigative reporting by them with facts to base up their attacks. Instead people like Bertram just want to rile people up. As he himself said in his Sunday column about marijuana, journalists intentionally use certain words because ". . . if you want to grab the attention of the public, you’ve got to have a few buzz words in your verbal arsenal." His favorites are "feeding at the public trough", "cadillac benefits", blah, blah, blah.

May 25, 2015 at 7:39 a.m. suggest removal

Vietnam veterans, families of fallen, still hurt by way they were treated

Very well said kensgirl. God bless all of our veterans and their families for all of their sacrifices.

May 24, 2015 at 10:50 a.m. suggest removal

Trustees at YSU slam ACE

I don’t think they are overpaid for what they do. From what I understand there were concessions and give backs in the last two contracts. Agree that those bonuses should never have happened but that was due to totally inept management. I do think too much is spent on athletics. Ridiculous what they pay the head coach a man who has a track record of inappropriate and disrespectful behavior and is pulling in big bucks from his former employer after being fired. Then the vindicator makes him out to be a hero for agreeing to take less in pay from YSU. Gimme a break. Talk about slopping at the public trough. Why don’t you have a problem with that??

May 18, 2015 at 3:22 p.m. suggest removal

Sales tax buyer’s remorse

Very well said billdog. SB5 would have done nothing to stop these abuses, they are almost always at the top. I also agree with Bill Smidt -- do we really want to pay our public employees, safety forces, etc. next to nothing. I think not. We do need a way to stop the abuses at the top though. But it always amazes me that the vindy bashes most public employees for these kinds of abuses, but then endorses making an exception for the people at the top. Case in point -- they wanted an exception for Supt. Hathorne to be able to do the retire/rehire thing. Disgusting.

March 31, 2015 at 5:24 p.m. suggest removal

Change the retire-rehire pay formula

ytownparent is way off base. Plenty of people are collecting social security and still working in their same profession. It's allowable, just go to the social security web site if you don't believe me. Are they all liars too?

February 25, 2015 at 5:45 p.m. suggest removal

Change the retire-rehire pay formula

ytownparent is way off base. Plenty of people are collecting social security and still working in their same profession. It's allowable, just go to the social security web site if you don't believe me. Are they all liars too?

February 25, 2015 at 5:45 p.m. suggest removal

Change the retire-rehire pay formula

Good point. I know people who are past retirement age but still working AND they are collecting their full social security. So they are getting a retirement and still work a full time job getting wages and benefits. Is that OK? Isn't that the same thing as double dipping?

February 24, 2015 at 2:39 p.m. suggest removal

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