YOUNGSTOWN — On the second day of the Youngstown State University faculty union strike, the administration and the union have agreed to meet again today at 9 p.m., because the administration made an error in the proposal information it shared Monday.
According to a release from the union, the proposal document YSU shared Monday night differed from the proposal given during Monday's negotiation session.
YSU-OEA gave the administration a new counterproposal today.
“We had left Monday’s meeting optimistic that we were much closer to finalizing a tentative agreement before classes restarted Wednesday. Unfortunately, this mistake cost both parties time, but the good news is we seem to be back on track and we are hopeful that administration will bring us a deal this evening that all parties can agree on,” YSU-OEA President Steven Reale said.
If tonight's session is unsuccessful, the strike will continue Wednesday, and both parties will meet again Wednesday at 1 p.m.
As for Wednesday classes, the university plans to use department chairs to monitor full-time faculty-taught classes on Wednesday to "continue to provide instruction in your absence," Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brien Smith told the faculty in an email Tuesday.