Judge orders both parties to bargain continuously tonight

UPDATE Tuesday 5 a.m.: OU said classes still canceled because faculty contract still not agreed on and faculty remain on strike/job action. OU Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Mary Beth Snyder said in an e-mail to students that the “strike” is illegal, that the faculty union hasn’t bargained in good faith, and that OU will try to get an Oakland County judge to sign an order today forcing the faculty back to work. The faculty union said OU’s offer at 4:30 a.m. today was unacceptable and that talks will resume at 2 p.m.

UPDATE Monday, 10:22 p.m.by Mary Beth Snyder, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management:

———- Forwarded message ———-

From: Mary Beth Snyder

Date: Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 10:22 PM

Subject: OU Official Broadcast: Status of Tuesday September 8 classes

Dear students,

The talks between OU and the union-represented faculty are ongoing.  Please check the OU website by 5 a.m. tomorrow morning to see if classes will be held on Tuesday as scheduled.  The website will be updated as soon as new information is available.   Thank you for your patience.

Mary Beth Snyder

Vice president for student affairs and enrollment management

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