Transient teachers at U. Michigan go on strike: The 1,500-member Lecturers Employee Organization, which includes adjunct and visiting faculty, staged the walkout across U-M's three campuses to draw attention to ongoing contract negotiations with the university. It is unclear exactly how many classes were canceled, but of 21 students interviewed inside or near the Michigan Union, 14 said they had had at least one class canceled. Many graduate student instructors - and some tenured professors - canceled classes to support the union... Picket lines formed around some university buildings, like Angell Hall, at 6 a.m. They also greeted construction workers arriving to build the new undergraduate science complex and biomedical science research building. The union said workers responded by walking off the job for the day. U-M spokeswoman Diane Brown characterized the disruption as an "inconvenience."


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