ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is suing to stop a strike by graduate-student instructors after they voted to extend their walkout.
The lawsuit, filed Monday, seeks an injunction that would stop the strike by the Graduate Employees’ Organization, which represents 2,000 graduate-student instructors and graduate-student assistants.
The university said a strike is illegal under the contract.
The strike began Sept. 8.
Union members said the university isn’t doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
It also wants the campus police budget cut by 50% and an end to cooperation with Ann Arbor police, among other demands.