Local 153

Nov 15, 2014 by

LIUFF Supports our Sister Union, Local 153 Local 153 represents approximately 220 members at Post and Brooklyn, 100 of whom work on the Brooklyn campus. They are our colleagues, working as department secretaries, in the Registrar and Admissions offices, in the library, as laboratory technicians, and in other positions throughout the University.  And they have been working without a contract since March 2012. In the past 2 ½ years, over 30 negotiating sessions have been held. A professional mediator has been assigned. Despite this protracted period of bargaining, no agreement has been reached. With no end in sight, Local 153 has filed several charges against the University with the National Labor Relations Board, including one of surface bargaining. Surface bargaining occurs when one party goes through the motions of negotiating with no intent of...

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Message from the President

Nov 15, 2014 by

Dear Colleagues,  Welcome back to campus after what I hope was a productive and restful summer, and a well-earned Labor Day holiday. The academic year ahead promises possibility and challenge, and I look forward to working with all of you to make meaningful progress toward the university we have committed ourselves to: one that puts students and faculty at the center of everything we do. Over the summer, your union leadership has worked hard to enforce our collectively bargained contract. We have filed multiple grievances in response to an unprecedented wave of tenure denials and non-reappointments. We see these denials as a direct attack on the faculty, and are pushing back hard. We are aggressively tracking other violations of the contract, and encourage you to reach out to your union representatives with your workplace...

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