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No settlement: YSU faculty strike enters Day 3 Wednesday

The administration offered a counterproposal "that still falls far too short from giving faculty the protection, equity and respect we deserve," YSU-OEA President Steven Reale said in a statement Tuesday night. 
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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University and its faculty union were unable to reach an agreement late Tuesday night.

The strike will move into Day 3 on Wednesday.

The parties made progress in a negotiation session Monday but hit a speedbump Tuesday when the union noted the administration's financial proposal in the session differed from the content of its press release sent hours later. 

Negotiating teams met Tuesday afternoon to smooth over the issue — blamed on a mistake — and agreed to meet again Tuesday night to continue negotiations. 

The administration offered a counterproposal "that still falls far too short from giving faculty the protection, equity and respect we deserve," YSU-OEA President Steven Reale said in a statement Tuesday night. 

The parties will continue negotiating Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meanwhile, the university has said it plans to have classes covered by department chairs starting Wednesday morning.




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