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‘Retention is key,' Tressel says in State of University

He can say that lack of pay raises aren't acceptable, but the contracts are locked for the next two-three years regardless. One of the contract was imposed on a bargaining unit on his watch.

Is he getting a raise? Did administrators? Will he even be here when the next round of negotiations starts? YSU has a track record lately of short-term presidents...

August 19, 2015 at 7:10 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown State’s new boss should have say in labor talks; budgetary challenges abound

I am surprised there hasn't been mention of the pending layoffs announced to unions last week - two rounds, this week and after the budget is settled in July. Probably meant as much to intimidate bargaining unit during negotiations as to save money.

What YSU says publicly about its deficit doesn't always reflect reality.

June 2, 2014 at 7:18 a.m. suggest removal

Should Edward Snowden ever be allowed back in the U.S.?

He will never get a fair trial, as the Espionage Act is now worded. His own testimonies may be tagged "classified" and inadmissible. He'll be in solitary confinement for the rest of his life.

June 1, 2014 at 9:41 p.m. suggest removal

Tressel returns to YSU to speak Monday; reception to follow

My informal poll of friends, neighbors, and family shows more disapproval than approval.

Netatives include that he's not expected to be a friend to non-teaching bargaining units, that local business people will expect him to "owe" them, that he's not an academic, and that his failure at Ohio State should have disqualified him.
Positives were that he can (potentially) rally the university and community and that he has support of local business.

May 11, 2014 at 9:04 p.m. suggest removal

Mahoning commissioners mull sales-tax defeat

If the commissioners didn't hear "one person" complain that it was a continuing tax, they weren't listening. I and several others have said so several times.

May 9, 2014 at 9:54 p.m. suggest removal

Delving into county pay increases

I will automatically and arbitrarily vote NO on ANY AND ALL continuing levies, taxes, etc in Youngstown city and Mahoning county.

And I will encourage others to do the same.

April 7, 2014 at 8:59 a.m. suggest removal

Liberty Rodeway Inn closes, evicts employees, family

Given that county commissioners just issued a tax abatement for a new hotel and banquet facilities to be built across the street, this place was toast anyhow.

March 9, 2014 at 9:54 p.m. suggest removal

What happens next with YSU?

I hope that the unions are prepared for ugly negotiations this summer, since Dunn will be leaving just as the contracts settle. His replacement will try to say it's all in the past and let's be positive and move forward, but the harm will be Dunn.

February 26, 2014 at 7:25 a.m. suggest removal

YSU president search plan to get underway soon

I am sure that a lame duck president being involved with negotiations will work out well for the employees. Totally sure of it.

February 19, 2014 at 5:05 a.m. suggest removal

Political hackery is costly

I will vote and work against any continuing tax in Youngstown or Mahoning County. Having to come back to taxpayers periodically to ask enforces some accountability - which is clearly lacking.

January 26, 2014 at 7:56 a.m. suggest removal



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