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Eastern Michigan University, faculty make deal ending strike

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YPSILANTI, MI (AP)— Striking Eastern Michigan University faculty members are returning to their classrooms, after their union reached an agreement with the university to end a walkout that started last week.

University and union officials announced the tentative contract agreement Sunday night following weekend negotiations, though they didn’t immediately release the contract details. A full class schedule resumed Monday at the Ypsilanti campus, where faculty members started picketing on Wednesday.

The union represents more than 500 tenured and tenure-track faculty. The two sides had been split over salary increases and how much faculty members should pay for health care.

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