Youngstown officials not worried about teachers strike

Connie Hathorn
Youngstown Schools Superintendent Connie Hathorn

Youngstown City School officials are not worried at this time over a possible strike by its teachers.

On Tuesday night, members of the Youngstown Education Association gave its bargaining team the authorization to file a 10-day strike notice if they feel it is necessary. Assistant School Superintendent Karen Green said talks are taking place, with a session held on Wednesday and several more scheduled.

She remains confident an agreement will be reached in time for the start of classes next month even though there are some issues in the contract that have not yet been worked out. The teachers are working under an old contract that expired June 30.

Classes start Sept. 3 except for the Early College, which is already in session.

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