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February 3, 2019 at 11:56 am

Dayton Daily News Quotes Vedder on Wayne State Strike

Dr. Richard Vedder, portrait

Dr. Richard Vedder

The Dayton Daily News quotes  Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Pressure mounting on Wright State faculty, administration to end strike | Expert says long-term strike could be ‘fatal’ to university.”

The longer the strike goes on, the more damage it could inflict on Wright State, said Ohio University economist Richard Vedder, who is also the director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

“Any agreement that the union is able to derive better come quick,” Vedder said. “I think a long term strike at Wright State could be almost fatal because it could lead to a precipitous decline in enrollment.”

“There’s only so many revenues in a university and a union might be able to move the needle one percent but its not likely to move it a lot,” Vedder said. “I would think that at the end of the strike in the next week or so would in the interest of everyone. No one is talking seriously about closing Wright State but that kind of talk could happen if Wright State doesn’t resolve its current issues soon.”

Read more in the Dayton Daily News.

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