The current contract stalemate between the University of Windsor administration and the faculty association is the second time in the last six years that a labour dispute threatened to spill over in to the school year.
During the 2008-2009 school year, the faculty went on strike for 18 days. To make up for the lost time, the administration eliminated the fall break and extended the semester into December.
Three years later, a faculty strike at the university was narrowly averted when the two sides came to an agreement at the eleventh hour. Faculty had been on the job without a contract for three and a half months before a deal was struck in mid-October.
View the interactive timeline of events below of the continuing labour dispute at the University of Windsor.
In light of the results of the WUFA members' strike vote held on August 14 -- 81 per cent voted in favour of job action -- WUFA president Anne Forrest expressed her frustration with the current standoff.
"One of the things I would like to say is that we kind of resent the idea that somehow we're the ones possibly disrupting the school year, when, as far as we're concerned, the administration has kind of manoeuvred us into this position right from the get-go," said Forrest.
Calls made to the university administration for comment were not returned.
With notes from Sean Previl