September 6th General Membership Meeting Information...

Sep 1, 2016 by

LIUFF General Membership Meeting A meeting of the general membership will be held on Tuesday, September 6th at 12noon at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. The church is located at 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY. Members will enter at the main entrance of the Sanctuary on Lafayette Avenue. Please make every effort to attend. Here is a link to a map: https://goo.gl/maps/6uDhdryfvbE2 Please direct questions about the meeting to Emily Drabinski, LIUFF Secretary, at secretary@liuff.net. Continue to check http://www.liuff.net for...

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August 11 letter from city and state officials...

Sep 1, 2016 by

August 11, 2016 Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, President Long Island University LIU University Center 700 Northern Boulevard Brookville, NY 11548 Dear President Cline: As, the undersigned, we are writing to express our interest in facilitating long term stability for employees and their students on both campuses of Long Island University. It has been brought to our attention that four campus unions have been working without contracts, dating as far back as 2012. Fair contracts are an important engine for the progress and empowerment of these workers and all efforts must be made to invest in their ability to perform at a high standard. We are also troubled by an apparent advertisement to hire strikebreakers in the case of a strike by LIU’s faculty union, whose contract is set to expire on August 31, 2016.We...

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Lockout: LIU Brooklyn Student Fact Sheet...

Sep 1, 2016 by

LIU BROOKLYN STUDENT FACT SHEET As you may have heard, the LIU administration plans to lock out faculty starting tomorrow, Friday, September 2, at midnight. This unprecedented, hostile action by the administration was taken while the faculty union—the Long Island University Faculty Federation (LIUFF) continued to negotiate its contract in good faith. Here is some information that will help you understand what is happening in the very likely event of a lockout: The faculty is the heart and soul of any university. Without us, higher education is meaningless. The LIU Brooklyn faculty union continues to bargain in good faith. We WANT to start the semester on Wednesday, September 7. ADMINISTRATION IS LOCKING US OUT. NYC Public Advocate Leticia James and seven other elected Brooklyn officials wrote a letter to LIU President Kimberly L. Cline...

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FAQ: Lockout

Sep 1, 2016 by

LIU Brooklyn Lockout Frequently Asked Questions I have important meetings with students, administrators, or colleagues scheduled for Tuesday, September 6th. Can I hold those meetings? No. The university administration has locked out faculty as of midnight on September 3rd. All full and part time faculty will be prohibited from stepping onto campus and conducting their work. Will I have health insurance during the lockout? No. In locking out the faculty, the administration will not pay wages or fringe benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance. You have a right to purchase insurance through COBRA, and the administration has distributed information about the cost of COBRA through the LIU email system. Will I be paid wages while I am locked out? No. The university does not pay wages to locked out employees. Because this is...

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What You Need to Know About the Lockout...

Sep 1, 2016 by

LIU Is Locking Faculty Out Effective Tomorrow 9/2/16 at Midnight What you need to know: The employer took this action, not the union. We are not on strike. We are being locked out . You will not have access to your office after midnight, tomorrow. Plan to get personal belongings, including computer files. LIUFF continues to bargain in good faith. A bargaining session is on the calendar Thursday  of next week. We are holding a membership meeting as planned on Tuesday, 9/6/16 at noon. The location will most likely be a Church in Fort Greene. This is being confirmed. Plan to attend a protest rally in front of LIU on Flatbush Avenue at 10 AM on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. LIUFF is taking steps to contact the public, our sister unions at LIU, NYC elected officials, and the Press....

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