YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio college where faculty members recently accepted concessions is now asking employees to take voluntary unpaid furlough days.
Youngstown State University President Cynthia Anderson says in a memo that the request reflects "difficult times." The Vindicator newspaper reports (ttp://bit.ly/qsf6Xr) that the school is facing a projected $7 million deficit.
Anderson says she and her cabinet members have agreed to take six furlough days this year. The memo to administrative and supervisory employees asks them for what Anderson calls "a similar sacrifice."
In the memo, the Youngstown State president indicates the university also will ask unionized employees for furlough days.
Following a strike threat, the faculty union earlier this month accepted a new contract that leaders described as a financial hardship for most union members.
Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com