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YSU-OEA, Trustees accept new labor pact

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown State University’s faculty union and the YSU Board of Trustees voted overwhelmingly today to accept the 2020-2023 YSU-OEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Of the 210 YSU OEA member votes cast, representing a total member response rate of 62 percent, 95 percent / 199 members voted to approve the agreement, and 5 percent / 11 members voted to reject the agreement.

The final step in securing the agreement for faculty was its presentation for a vote of ratification to the YSU Board of Trustees during its special meeting. Trustees voted unanimously to approve the agreement today.

“Given all that’s happened this year, ratification of the new agreement gives all faculty some much-needed stability, and allows us to fully focus on the needs of our students going into the spring semester,” Mark Vopat, spokesperson for YSU-OEA, said.

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