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The University of Michigan is suing to stop a strike by graduate-student instructors after they voted to extend their walkout.

“Going to the court was our only choice after learning the strike would continue. We’d much rather our classes be in session while we work out our differences,” President Mark Schlissel said.

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Colleges athletes could be paid for the use of their names, images or likeness rights under bipartisan legislation approved Wednesday by the Michigan House, which overwhelmingly sent the bills to the Senate for consideration.

The measures would prohibit in-state schools, the NCAA and athletic conferences from blocking student-athletes from being compensated. They also would no longer make it a crime for agents to enter into contracts with student-athletes.

A Michigan State University employee has filed a complaint saying she was billed for hundreds of dollars in union dues despite resigning her membership.

The Lansing State Journal reports the complaint was filed this month with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission on behalf of Nichole Frattaroli, an information technologist.

At issue are dues withheld from Frattaroli's pay in the last three months of 2015. The complaint also states Frattaroli was asked to pay $560 in dues for January-August 2016 to the MSU Administrative Professional Association.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan House committee has approved $48.7 million in supplemental aid for the Detroit Public Schools after the district's state-appointed manager warned teachers might not be paid after April 8.

The committee approved the bill Wednesday. It now goes to the House floor.

House Appropriations Committee chairman Al Pscholka says the money will come the state's tobacco settlement fund and not in the form of a loan.