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YSU reaches tentative agreement with faculty union

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 Five days before classes are set to begin at Youngstown State University, the board and it's teachers union have reached a tentative agreement.

Negotiating teams met late into the afternoon on Friday - working to resolve any remaining issues.

And although the exact details of those negotiations aren't being released, our print partner, The Vindicator, reports the agreement likely includes a combination of bonuses and pay increases.

But with that comes a reduction in summer pay and an abolishment of the extended teaching service.

If the tentative agreement holds to earlier reports, faculty would receive bonuses ranging from $12,000- $2,200 based on their academic rank, during the three-year contract.

Faculty could also see two pay increases. The first at a rate of .5%. The second at a rate of 2%.

According to our print partner, the current average faculty salary, with benefits is about $96,000.

Looking at hits the faculty could be taking, the amount of money faculty members make teaching summer classes could be capped at $65,000

Extended teaching services, which allows faculty members to continue teaching after retirement, could also be done away with.

University President Jim Tressel extends his thanks to both sides for their commitment to the university.

"There will be an extra energy on campus just knowing there are no questions about that and that's so important for kids, for families, for professors, for staff," said Tressel. "I really applaud the work of the folks that were on those bargaining teams."

 The faculty and the board will schedule votes on the contract over the next several weeks. The current contract is set to expire on August 17.
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