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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From the LIUFF Bargaining Team

Sep 4, 2016 by

September 4th, 2016 Dear LIUFF Colleagues, Over the past few days, you have been barraged by letters from the Administration’s negotiating team.  These letters have been, quite frankly, baffling—a mixture of lecturing us about how good we have it, bragging about their generosity towards us, and bullying, first with the threat of docked pay and cancelled benefits and then by informing us that we are locked out as of Saturday at midnight. They also contain a more insidious message, one that they have been sharing with students in an effort to turn them against the faculty:  that there is a direct connection between treating faculty fairly and tuition increases and that if faculty really cared about students they would take the Administration’s offer. So at the outset, let us be clear:  the decision to...

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Press Release: LIU President Cline Locks Out LIU Brooklyn Faculty...

Aug 31, 2016 by

For immediate release. Contact Deborah Mutnick, 718-478-9429, [email protected]; or Ralph Engelman, 718-757-9294,[email protected] LIU BROOKLYN FACULTY LOCKED OUT ON EVE OF NO CONFIDENCE VOTE AGAINST PRESIDENT KIMBERLY L. CLINE —Brooklyn, NY, September 1, 2016.  Long Island University informed the LIU Faculty Federation (LIUFF) that it plans to lock out faculty at midnight on Friday, September 2, on the eve of a no confidence vote in President Kimberly L Cline. The faculty contract expired on August 31. Picketing to protest the lockout and use of replacement workers will take place on Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 7, the first day of classes. The LIU Faculty Federation/NYSUT/AFT represents fulltime and adjunct faculty. The lockout is the culmination of a series of actions taken by the administration over the summer that include advertising for replacement...

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LIUFF Bargaining Update: Lockout...

Aug 31, 2016 by

Dear LIUFF Member, The Administration has taken an unprecedented act of aggression and hostility against our faculty and students by preemptively locking the faculty out of coming to work effective Friday September 2nd at midnight. To be locked out means  we are barred from coming to campus after 12 a.m. on 9/2/16. This action was taken against us while we continue to negotiate in good faith. We are now making plans to hold our scheduled membership meeting at an alternate site off campus at 12 noon on Tuesday 9/6/16 as planned. Most likely we will be graciously accommodated by a local Fort Greene Church. This will be confirmed,tomorrow, Thursday, 9/1/16. The Administration took this action despite our request for a mediator, a request to which they did not respond. Please note that a lockout...

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