Strike by Professors Leads to Canceled Classes in Michigan

Classes at Oakland University were canceled Thursday after professors went on strike the day that fall classes were supposed to start. According to the New York Times, professors went on strike because they were upset over being asked to freeze their salaries a year after the university’s president received a $100,000 raise. The union, which represents 450 faculty members at the public four-year institution, said it decided to strike after the university proposed a three-year wage freeze along with cuts in health insurance benefits.

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