Central Michigan Faculty Approve New 3-Year Contract

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Faculty members at Central Michigan University have ratified a new three-year contract with the Mount Pleasant school, ending a long labor dispute that featured a strike on the opening day of classes.

The university and the CMU faculty association reached a tentative agreement last month, after a temporary strike and 34 meetings, including a 14-hour bargaining session.

The union and university announced Thursday that faculty members voted to approve the deal. Terms weren't immediately released.

Central Michigan spokesman Steven Smith said the process of reaching the deal was "challenging and at times divisive" and said all sections of the university community now need to move forward together.

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