Eye on Education

Youngstown Plans to Lay Off Teachers by Seniority, Rehire on “Best Person for the Job” Basis

The Youngstown school district plans to lay off an unspecified number of teachers, the Youngstown Vindicator reports. According to the Vindicator, Youngstown teachers’ union president Will Bagnola said in an email:

“A word of caution: because one was renewed and has a contract for next school year does not mean that that contract cannot be suspended!” he wrote. “In other words, there is going to be a RIF, and teachers on limited contracts are the first to be laid-off. Don’t be passive and wait for the RIF; LOOK FOR ANOTHER JOB, NOW!”


[Superintendent Connie] Hathorn said that any RIFs that may occur will be done based on seniority. But assignments and vacancies will be filled based on the best person for the job rather than seniority, he said.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patsy-Nomore/100003129642483 Patsy Nomore

    We can clearly see the WAR on labor by right wing extremists,NATIONWIDE. As long as the people are union many Americans buy into the extremism. If you think they aren`t going to be screwing YOU very soon in YOUR, shop,plant,office,or store,think again.

    Today,the United States ranks 184th,or dead last in paid days off. Pat yourselves on the back,you did this to yourselves,CONGRATULATIONS.

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