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State fact finder joining CMU, faculty union talks

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - A state agency has appointed a fact finder to help work out a contract between Central Michigan University and its tenure track faculty union.

Tuesday's action follows a 1-day strike by the Central Michigan University Faculty Association. The teachers returned to work Tuesday under court order.

The Mount Pleasant school says the Michigan Employment Relations Commission named Barry Goldman to oversee the fact finding.

Both sides requested a fact finder July 14.

School spokesman Steve Smith says the two sides agreed to hearings on Sept. 7, 9 and 13.

The faculty association has about 600 members who are either tenured or in the tenure system. The union has been without a contract since June 30 with disputes over pay and other economic issues.

Central Michigan has about 28,000 students.

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