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

Aug 31, 2016 by

For immediate release. Contact Deborah Mutnick, 718-478-9429, dmutnick1@verizon.net; or Ralph Engelman, 718-757-9294,ralph.engelman@gmail.com 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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Membership meeting: Tuesday, 9/6/16, HS 119, 12-3pm...

Aug 29, 2016 by

Dear Faculty, An LIUFF membership meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 9/6/16, in the Health Science Auditorium, Room 119 from 12 pm to 3 pm to discuss the proposed contract. We have allotted three hours for presentation and discussion in order to ensure that there is ample opportunity for discussion and questions. Voting will commence no later than 3 pm. If discussions are concluded earlier, voting may occur before 3 pm, but will not occur before 2 pm. We look forward to seeing you. Please help us continue to keep in touch with you by submitting your contact information to our member database: https://gcpu.wufoo.com/forms/liuff-membership-update/ In solidarity, Jessica Rosenberg, President Ralph Engelman, Vice President Mohammed Ghriga, Treasurer Emily Drabinski, Secretary Melissa Antinori, Grievance Chair Sara Campbell, Executive Committee May Dobal, Executive Committee Chuck Guarria, Executive Committee...

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LIUFF Response

May 8, 2015 by

Dear LIUFF Member, As you may have heard, on Wednesday May 6th, 2015, the LIU- Post Faculty ratified a 3 year contract extension of their bargaining agreement that runs from September 4, 2016 to September 1, 2019. LIUFF would like to take this opportunity to share some important information with you. The Post and Brooklyn contracts are on the same timetable. They both expire on August 31, 2016. Although we are in two separate union locals, we are, as is so often proclaimed, “One University.” We share the same labor relations expert and the two unions historically worked together. Our respective faculty have helped one another on many occasions. Together, we are stronger. Unfortunately, this time Post decided to go it alone. LIUFF was not informed of this agreement until after the fact, and...

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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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