Part 8 Subpart 8-4 Homeland Security and Emergency Response
Sec. 8-403. Strikes.
- If in the event of a strike by University employees the President determines that
the strike will cause irreparable harm to the students of the University or to the
University, the President is authorized to institute suit in the Mecosta County Circuit
Court or other appropriate court to enjoin the continuation of the strike and to take
other appropriate action. For purposes of this section, "strike" shall mean a strike
as defined in the Michigan Employment Relations Act. Prior to taking any action pursuant
to this section, the President shall confer on the matter with the Chairperson of
- The term "strike" is defined in the Michigan Employment Relations Act to mean the
concerted failure to report for duty, the willful absence from one's position, the
stoppage of work, or the abstinence in whole or in part from the full, faithful, and
proper performance of duties of employment, for the purpose of inducing, influencing,
or coercing a change in the condition, or compensation, or the rights, privileges,
or obligations of employment.
- The Michigan Employment Relations Act further provides that such act "shall not be
construed to limit, impair, or affect the right of a public employee to the expression
or communication of a view, grievance, complaint, or opinion on any matter related
to the conditions or compensation of public employment or their betterment, so long
as the same is not designed to and does not interfere with the full, faithful, and
proper performance of the duties of employment."
- Section 6 of the Michigan Employment Relations Act also provides: "Notwithstanding
the provisions of any other law, any person holding such a position who, by concerted
action with others, and without the lawful approval of his superior, willfully absents
himself from his position, or abstains in whole or in part from the full, faithful
and proper performance of his duties for the purpose of inducing, influencing or coercing
a change in the conditions or compensation, or the rights, privileges or obligations
of employment shall be deemed to be on strike..."
Public Safety Policy Letter, PSPL 04:01, Homeland Security and Emergency Response
Prior Board Action:
Entire Subpart 8-4 included in October 19, 2001 Codification, Phase I.
Entire Subpart 8-4 included in October 22, 2004 Codification, Phase II.