A judge Monday ordered striking faculty members at Central Michigan University to return to work, granting an injunction sought by the school.
CMU filed the request in Isabella County Circuit Court after the university's Faculty Association walked out on the first day of classes Monday morning, disrupting classes for thousands of students.
The judge ordered an estimated 600-plus faculty members back to work pending a court hearing at 9 a.m. Friday.
The professors have been without a contract since June 30 and have been trying to resolve a number of issues with the administration, including salary and benefits. But they failed to reach an agreement before classes began.