College Faculty Strikes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Oakland University students reporting for the first scheduled day of classes have been greeted by striking professors at the Rochester campus.

A vote Wednesday night by the Oakland University chapter of the American Association of University Professors authorized their union representatives to call a strike after months of negotiations failed to produce a contract agreement

A Thursday morning message on the university's bargaining hot line says the school is open. A statement posted on the school's Web site says negotiations will resume at noon.

The suburban Detroit school's approximately 18,000 students have been advised to attend class, but leave if an instructor doesn't appear during the first 15 minutes. Online students are being told to log on daily.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    Other schools offer the same or better education and they are still accepting for fall. Greed is real downfall to our economy.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 3, 2009 at 07:17 AM
    The union advised.Here we go again.Must want better pay and more than a contract.Then the college can raise fees.Greed continues.
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