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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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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