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Sun September 18, 2011
CMU, university faculty await fact-finding report
Central Michigan University and its faculty are waiting for a report from a fact-finder appointed by a state agency that could help settle their contract dispute.
Meetings with the fact-finder wrapped up last week. A report is likely sometime in late October or early November.
Members of the Central Michigan University Faculty Association went on strike for most of Aug. 22, which was the first day of classes for the fall semester. A judge ordered faculty members back to work but they are still allowed to demonstrate on campus.
The faculty group says its previous contract expired June 30 with disputes continuing over wages and other issues. Central Michigan has about 28,000 students, including roughly 21,000 enrolled at the Mount Pleasant campus.