College president picks fight with union, critics

by E Wayne Ross on July 8, 2009

Inside Higher Ed: So Sue Me

Contracts be damned. Kenneth A. Yowell, president of Edison Community College, in Ohio, believes he need not follow a union contract in deciding whose jobs to eliminate. Now, amid protest from faculty who already disapprove of his leadership, he is picking a fight with the local union to try to prove that he is well within his rights.