Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Portage County Disability Services Strike Settlement

Nov 28, 2017

Kent, OH – Congressman Tim Ryan expressed gratitude to the Service and Support Administration unit and the Portage County Board of Disabilities for ratifying an agreement to end the seven-week strike.

“Negotiations are difficult, and these were certainly no different. I understand that as is often the outcome, both sides have not been completely satisfied with the result. But I join with the community, specifically those served by Portage County Board of Developmental Disabilities, in thanking all those involved in the resolution so that these important services can be restored. Soon, the Service and Support Administrators will be able to serve the people they have dedicated their careers advocating for,” said Congressman Ryan.

Congressman Ryan had previously written a letter urging the Portage Country Board of Developmental Disabilities to return to the bargaining table with the Ohio Education Association.