Striking Youngstown teachers plan downtown rally as bargaining continues
The more than week-long strike by Youngstown City School teachers continues on two fronts Thursday.
Negotiators for the 450-member union and the Board of Education are scheduled to resume contract talks at East High School at 10 a.m.
A bargaining session was held Wednesday afternoon. Another meeting is scheduled on Friday, if necessary, as classes for students continue online.
And while their leaders are at the bargaining table, rank-and-file teachers plan to move their picket line to rally in Downtown Youngstown.
According to a news release from the union, members will march outside the city prosecutor’s office to protest the fact that no charges have been filed against a school administrator who the YEA says struck teacher Shane Snyder on the picket line outside Volney Rogers Elementary School last week.
The union is also upset because the school board has not placed the administrator on leave while the incident is being investigated.
The YEA has invited members of other local unions to take part in the ralley.