Professional Staff Union of Ohio Education Association Now on Strike

Sep 01, 2010, 01:55 ET from Ohio Education Association

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Education Association reported this morning that it has not been able to reach an agreement with the Professional Staff Union (PSU), representing 110 of the OEA's 220 employees.

Earlier, OEA was able to reach a tentative two-year agreement with the Ohio Associate Staff Union (OASU), representing about 85 technical, administrative and clerical employees of OEA.

OEA representatives said they respect the collective bargaining rights of OEA staff belonging to PSU, including the right to strike.

OEA President Patricia Frost-Brooks said in a statement:

"We are disappointed we could not complete negotiations before the PSU contract expired. OEA is ready to meet at any time to resolve our remaining issues."

The Ohio Education Association represents 130,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio's public schools, colleges and universities.

SOURCE Ohio Education Association