CMU faculty will obey court order; classes resume tomorrow

Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Aug. 22, 2011 -- The Central Michigan University Faculty Association will return to class tomorrow as ordered by Circuit Court Judge Paul H. Chamberlain in a temporary restraining order issued today.

Laura Frey, CMU Faculty Association President said, “We will obey the court order and return to work tomorrow. But this does not end the issue. The faculty remains strong and committed to securing a fair and equitable contract for members.”

Despite the court order, the FA considers the work stoppage a success. Students joined faculty on the picket lines this morning while members of local labor unions did not cross the lines.

A show cause hearing is set for Friday, Aug. 26.

Frey said, “This is just a temporary order. We will still have our day in court where we’ll have the chance to present our case.”

CONTACT:  Laura Frey, CMU FA President, 517-230-8075 or Tim Connors, Past CMU FA President, 517-230-8075