New semester starts on the picket line at Central Michigan

The new semester also started at Central Michigan University on Monday, with faculty members on the picket line!

Professors have been without a contract since June 30.

Both sides have been in heated talks over salaries and benefits.

More than 600 faculty members met last night and voted to strike.

They claim the university isn't bargaining in good faith!

The President of Central Michigan had something stern to say Monday afternoon.

"Let's talk about the strike. Number one - it's illegal. It’s illegal for public employees in the State of Michigan to strike. Period. This morning, we filed an injunction with the circuit court to contest this illegal act,” said Dr. George E. Ross.

Right now, classes are being taught by graduate assistants.

Monday morning, several students picketed outside Warriner Hall, in favor of the teachers!

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