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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Kent food service, maintenance, skilled-trade workers to see a 3-year wage increase

The Kent State Board of Trustees has come to agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) on a three-year wage increase for roughly 400 staff, including food...

Board of Trustees approves voluntary separation agreement

On Wednesday, May 6, Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, sent an email to Kent State faculty and staff regarding budget planning for fiscal year 2021 to counter the financial...

Members of campus union AFSCME and student organization USAS picket outside the M.A.C. Center on May 1, 2015, as President Beverly Warren is inaugurated inside. The Board of Trustees and AFSCME both accepted a report from a fact-finder Thursday, bringing a successful end to the negotiation process and preventing campus workers from potentially going on strike.

Kent State, AFSCME reach collective bargaining agreement

Emily Mills June 4, 2015

Kent State and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 153 reached an agreement Thursday, preventing a potential strike from campus workers, including custodians...

George Lemons, Jr. in Kent Market II.

In midst of bargaining negotiations, student activists and unionized workers await pivotal decision

Mark Oprea April 28, 2015

For several months now, Kent State has been in an ongoing collective bargaining negotiation with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees after its previous agreement expired in...

University issues restraining order against Kent State labor union

Matt Merchant April 28, 2015

Kent State University filed for and was granted a temporary restraining order against supporters and members of a workers union it is currently negotiating with.The order, filed on April 22, restricts...

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Student groups confront President Warren about labor union negotiations

Jimmy Miller March 11, 2015

Various groups of the Kent State student body and a dining services employee followed President Beverly Warren from the Student Center to her office in the library on Wednesday, asking for her support...

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