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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STUDENT WALKOUT: TODAY, 9/8, 12noon!...

Sep 8, 2016 by

Students are organizing a walk out today at 12 noon! Please spread the word widely! #LIUlockout...

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PLAN FOR TOMORROW: SEPT. 8

Sep 7, 2016 by

Faculty will be gathering together to sign up for the unemployment pay we now require since President Cline and her administration locked us out. We need as many of us as we can muster. Contact our secretary at secretary @ liuff.net to add your name to the list and join us at the Commons at 388 Atlantic Avenue between noon and 3pm. On Friday, we will gather to do what we do best: teach! Join us in front of the campus at 9:30am for a teach in and speak out with your colleagues and our students. We’ve got a lot of balls in the air right now, so watch this space and your email for information about Friday’s...

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AAUP statement on the LIU Brooklyn Lockout...

Sep 6, 2016 by

Thank you to our colleagues at the American Association of University Professors for their statement on our behalf. September 6, 2016 Statement on LIU Brooklyn Lockout Over the Labor Day weekend, the administration of Long Island University (LIU) announced an unprecedented lockout of all 400 members of its Brooklyn campus faculty union (the Long Island University Faculty Federation) in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations and in the absence of a strike, apparently in order to coerce faculty members into accepting the administration’s last offer. As of September 3, LIU Brooklyn faculty members were deprived, not only of their professional duties, but of their salaries, benefits, and access to their university e-mail accounts. The American Association of University Professors deplores this action and supports the right of the LIU Brooklyn faculty to collectively bargain...

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Letter to LIU Brooklyn students from the Brooklyn Faculty...

Sep 5, 2016 by

Dear LIU Brooklyn Students: The LIU faculty is NOT ON STRIKE. We were locked out by the administration before we had the opportunity to vote on their contract offer. We are continuing to negotiate in good faith. We are appalled at the administration’s disrespect not only for us but for you, the students. They claim they are acting on behalf of your interests in an effort to divide us. In an effort to balance the budget, they are cutting back on faculty salaries the same way they are cutting back on your scholarships and stipends. None of the replacement teachers they have imposed on you are prepared and many are not qualified to teach your classes. For the administration to claim that they are providing “highly qualified faculty with advanced degrees and expertise to...

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