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Tue September 8, 2009
Classes remain canceled at Oakland University
ROCHESTER, MI – Classes at Oakland University remain canceled, but a statement on the suburban Detroit university's Web site said officials will be asking an Oakland County circuit court judge to order striking professors back to work.
WWJ-AM and WJBK-TV say talks between the professors' union and school officials broke off without an agreement early Tuesday morning.
About 18,000 students attend the public four-year school in Rochester.
The union authorized a strike after the university proposed a three-year wage freeze along with cuts in health-insurance benefits.
Joel Russell, president of the Oakland University chapter of the American Association of University Professors, tells WWJ that negotiations will continue 2 p.m. Tuesday.