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FSU faculty will protest during school’s homecoming parade

Posted at 11:35 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-29 13:18:39-04

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. — Ferris State University faculty will be making a statement at a school event.

The Ferris Faculty Association is planning to protest during the school’s homecoming parade to call for a better contract, according to the association’s Facebook page.

The association says that others can come out and show support Saturday, September 29th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Faculty went on strike four weeks ago, The FFA is seeking pay hikes of 2.75 percent annual salary increase each year of the new contract, while the University is offering a 2.25 percent annual salary increase for the first three years of the contract and then 2.50 percent in the final two years of the contact.

A judge has ordered them to go back to work, as negotiations continue.