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Eastern Michigan University, faculty make deal ending strike

September 14, 2022 / Heather Nahmias

The Washington Post

by Associated Press

September 12, 2022

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Striking Eastern Michigan University faculty members returned to their classrooms Monday, after their union reached an agreement with the university to end a walkout that started last week.

University and union officials announced the tentative contract agreement Sunday night following weekend negotiations, but they didn’t immediately release the details.

The university said a full class schedule would resume Monday at the Ypsilanti campus of more than 15,000 students about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Detroit, where several dozen faculty members started picketing on Wednesday. The union represents more than 500 tenured and tenure-track faculty.

The two sides had been split over salary increases and how much faculty members should pay for health care. Union leaders had argued that the school’s proposal would have saddled its members with thousands of dollars in additional costs.

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