Instructors at Minnesota’s two-year public colleges have already filed more than 100-thousand dollars in claims for lost wages as part of a $1.9 million settlement reached in May with the Minnesota State System. Matt Williams, president of Minnesota State College Faculty, says the union estimates the settlement will directly affect between 180 and 700 instructors:

“We know that the data in some instances is incomplete so that’s why we’re not totally sure how many people are affected by this which is why we want to meet with as many people as we possibly can.”

The underlying wage dispute involved how the college system calculated pay for faculty members with certain job assignments, such as teaching in flex labs, independent studies, and internships.