LOCKOUT OVER

Sep 14, 2016 by

Dear LIUFF Colleagues, We have won a victory. The administration will end their unprecedented lockout effective 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 14. We will be reunited with our students and can resume our professional lives. Our collective bargaining agreement is extended until May 31, 2017, and the administration agreed to our condition that we engage a professional mediator to facilitate a fair contract. This timeframe gives us the opportunity to negotiate in good faith while preserving LIU Brooklyn. The LIU administration will make the faculty whole for health care costs incurred during the lockout period. The union’s unfair labor practice complaints relating to the lockout and our arbitration on pay parity remain active and will be vigorously pursued. You should plan to meet with your classes starting tomorrow. There may be some remaining issues relating...

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Actions for Wednesday, September 14th...

Sep 13, 2016 by

Please join your colleagues, students, and allies at the Long Island University, Brooklyn campus on Wednesday, September 14th: Solidarity with student #LIUwalkout, 3:00pm Vigil and rally for LIU, 4-5:30 We’ll be joined at our vigil by NYC Council Member Brad Lander and New York State Assembly Member Walter Mosely, as well as faculty and student leaders. Contract negotiations resume at noon. As always, follow this website, watch your email, check the #LIUlockout hashtag on Twitter and connect with our Facebook page to stay up to date on...

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LIU Post Faculty Vote No Confidence in Cline...

Sep 13, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LIU Post Full-time Faculty Pass No-Confidence Resolution against President Cline Brookville, NY – September 13, 2016 – In an emergency full-time faculty meeting on September 8, 2016, the faculty at LIU Post passed a no-confidence resolution against LIU President Kimberly Cline. This no-confidence resolution highlights concerns of the faculty related to the negative impact on campus services and the university’s reputation as a result of President Cline’s handling of contract negotiations with the LIU Brooklyn faculty. In what may be the first time in the history of education in the United States, a well-established faculty union was locked out. In addition, since President Cline’s arrival, LIU Post has seen a significant decline in student enrollment, unprecedented firings of personnel, and ineffectual management of the institution. The LIU Post faculty’s no-confidence resolution...

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Solidarity Statements

Sep 12, 2016 by

The LIUFF has received statements of solidarity from faculty associations and concerned groups across the country. We welcome these statements as critical support as we stand against this unprecedented lockout. University of Minnesota Academics United: liuff-solidarity-letter-mn-academics Resolution from the Marymount Manhattan College Faculty Council: marymount-resolution-on-liu-faculty-lockout-091216 University of San Francisco Faculty Association: university-of-san-franciscso-liu-solidarity Expression of concern from the American Library Association–Allied Professional...

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LIU Brooklyn Psychology Doctoral Students...

Sep 12, 2016 by

On September 12th, students in the LIU Brooklyn clinical psychology progam submitted the following letter to Chairman Eric Krasnoff and the Board of Trustees of Long Island University: As students of Long Island University—Brooklyn, we are deeply concerned at the locking out of our mentors and professors from the university. We would like to express to The Board of Trustees our deep concerns with the current administration, particularly President Dr. Kimberly R. Cline and Vice President Dr. Jeffrey Kane, who have been vocal in advocating for the lockout as the best course of action. We wholeheartedly disagree with this view, as we cannot imagine moving forward without our professors and mentors, who have given (and continue to give) so much to us. Our professors are the lifeblood of the university, and without them, many...

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