Judge Says CMU Faculty Injunction Still Stands

The Isabella County Circuit Judge announced today that the injunction issued earlier this week for Faculty will still stand. On August 22 the CMU Faculty Association was ordered to end their work stoppage and the University will reinstate union dues collection and grievance procedures. The Faculty Association President says today's ruling is a big win for them. Faculty Association members were given back health benefits and are allowed to picket. Monday, some students didn't have classes because faculty members were on strike over contract negotiations. Negotiations between the Faculty Association and Central Michigan University are still ongoing, and Faculty Association members are allowed to picket but still must show up for their scheduled classes. Unfair labor practice charges filed by both parties will be delayed until the fact finding report is completed. The Michigan Employment Relations Commission has appointed a fact finder to oversee the process.