Judge orders 600 Central Michigan U. faculty members to end their strike, return to work
The Detroit News
August 23, 2011
Central Michigan University students will see all of their instructors at class on Tuesday, following an order issued by a judge for the university's faculty association to temporarily restrain its work stoppage.
"I have sent out a release for the faculty to take down the picket line and return to their next scheduled class," Faculty Association President Laura Frey said Monday.
Frey's move came as an Isabella County judge ordered the 600-plus striking CMU faculty members to return to work, granting an injunction sought by the school.
CMU filed the request in circuit court after the university's Faculty Association walked out on the first day of classes Monday morning, disrupting classes for thousands of students.
The judge ordered faculty members back to work pending a court hearing at 9 a.m. Friday.
The professors have been without a contract since June 30 and have been trying to resolve a number of issues with the administration, including salary and benefits. But they failed to reach an agreement before classes began.