BIG RAPIDS – The following statement regarding the faculty strike at Ferris State University can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart:
“This morning, I have the honor of walking a picket line with my union sisters and brothers of the Ferris Faculty Association in their efforts to settle a fair contract with the university.
“Decisions to take any job action aren’t made lightly. But the university’s refusal to negotiate in good faith has a negative impact on the livelihood of faculty members and, ultimately, the quality of education of Ferris State’s students.
“I applaud the courage of these dedicated educators to stand up for their profession and for their students — MEA will stand with and support our members in their fight for fairness.”