Welcome to the Youngstown State University Chapter Ohio Education Association.  Here you will find information on our local chapter including officers, committee members, our Charter and bylaws, and our contract.  You can also find information of importance to our local members including copies of our newsletter, information on health care and retirement, and other information.

Wednesday, April 12
4:30 – 5:30 PM
Kilcawley Gallery

Negotiations update by Chief Negotiator, Jamal Tartir
Skype presentation by Big Pulse on online voting
Questions regarding online voting
Open discussion regarding pros and cons



At a special Chapter meeting held today, the YSU-OEA faculty voted to support an authorization to strike.

In another matter, the faculty also voted to express no confidence in the YSU Board of Trustees and the YSU Administration.  As YSU-OEA president, I would like to emphasize that this vote was called for due to actions, or the lack thereof, taken by the Board and the Administration.   Despite the best efforts of our union leaders and negotiators to resolve conflict and keep an open and transparent line of communication with this Administration and with members of the Board, we have been unable to correct issues and address concerns; and faculty morale continues to decline.  This stance by no means indicates unwillingness on the part of the YSU-OEA to work collaboratively with the Administration or with the Board in the future.  However, our members made great sacrifices in the last contract in order to give the University an opportunity to get its financial house in order.  YSU-OEA is now being asked to make even greater sacrifices, even though there has been no noticeable change in the Administration’s spending habits since the last contract.  The Board and the Administration have shown little respect for our long tradition of shared governance. The dedicated members of the YSU-OEA take great pride in the quality of our positive involvement within the community, our research, and most importantly, the educational services we provide to our students.




Whereas the faculty agreed to a heavily concessionary contract in the last negotiations; and

Whereas the Board of Trustees has continued to ask for deep concessions from faculty while increasing spending in areas of the university not related to teaching and learning and;

Whereas the Board of Trustees and Administration have violated the trust of the university community in their handling of healthcare funds and;

Whereas the Board of Trustees and the Administration have failed to effectively manage the university’s finances and;

Whereas the Board of Trustees and the Administration have failed to interact with faculty in the spirit of collaboration, cooperation, and transparency and;

Whereas the Board of Trustees and the Administration have demonstrated a lack of respect for faculty;

Therefore be it resolved that the faculty of Youngstown State University have no confidence in the leadership of the Board of Trustees and Administration; and

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution shall be provided to local and statewide media, to the Governor, and to the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of YSU OEA,

Dr. Annette M. Burden
President, YSU-OEA



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