Solidarity with Verizon strikers...

Apr 25, 2016 by

LIUFF members continue to join Verizon workers on the strike line here in downtown Brooklyn. We encourage our membership to sign the Verizon workers petition and to stay informed about the ongoing job action at the Stand Up to Verizon website. Local AFL-CIO federations continue to stand with the Verizon workers. As New York City Central Labor Council President Vinny Alverez (IBEW) said, “New York City labor is proud to stand with our brothers and sisters from CWA and IBEW in this critical fight for working families. We will continue to do all we can to support their efforts until a fair contract is reached.” LIUFF joins the voices of labor from all over the city to express solidarity with the workers at...

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President Rosenberg standing up for equity in the Seawanhaka!...

Apr 25, 2016 by

LIUFF President Jessica Rosenberg is featured in the Seawanhaka addressing LIU President Kim Cline’s claim that campus financials have shown real improvement: “The LIUFF is optimistic, given LIU’s improved financial health, that President Cline will make an investment in the faculty union through a fair and just contract. We want President Cline to end the decade-long practice of paying [LIU] Post faculty more than the Brooklyn faculty. Almost 50% of Brooklyn full-time faculty makes less than our counterparts at Post at rank level,” Rosenberg said in a statement to Seawanhaka. “We look to her leadership to recognize that all of our faculty, full and part-time, deserve wages and benefits that enable us to do what we love best — [to] teach our students and help them on their path to success. Like President Cline,...

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LIUFF supports Verizon strikers!...

Apr 21, 2016 by

President Jessica Rosenberg joined Verizon strikers on the line last week. Check out Stand Up to Verizon for more information about this fight for union justice. Solidarity...

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Strike Vote Authorization: May 2, 3-5pm, LLC 122...

Apr 19, 2016 by

LIUFF General Membership Meeting – Strike Authorization Vote Monday, May 2, 3 – 5 pm., LLC 122 What is a strike authorization vote? First, we are not voting to strike. A “yes” vote simply means that the membership has given the Executive Committee the authority to recommend a strike vote when our contract expires, and it gives us permission to file the requisite paperwork with the state. At the end of August, there will be a ratification meeting at which the entire membership will have the opportunity to vote on whether to accept the contract offer on the table or to go on strike. As we continue negotiations with the LIU administration, we have two major issues of parity facing us: one is the disparity between full-time faculty salaries at Brooklyn and Post; the...

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