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Judge orders college professors to end strike

August 28, 2018
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A Michigan judge has ordered striking faculty members at a college in the region to return to the classroom.

A Mecosta County judge granted a preliminary injunction sought by the Ferris State University on Monday, after professors took to picket lines for the first day of fall semester classes.

Ferris Faculty Association President Charles Bacon said professors will be back to work today on the Big Rapids campus.

Bacon said some faculty members will continue informational pickets over frustration with negotiations on a new contract for the 450 full-time faculty members the group represents.

The two sides are split over pay increases and other issues.

Ferris State University President David Eisler said his goal is a contract that helps faculty, while keeping tuition affordable at the 14,000-student school.

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