Message from the President

Jun 8, 2015 by

Greetings Fellow Union Member,   Summer is finally here! I hope you are beginning to unwind after a busy year of teaching, service, and scholarship, and I wish you a productive and relaxing summer. I’ve learned a tremendous amount in my first year as Union President. The LIUFF leadership team has worked incredibly hard and we accomplished a great deal.  I’d like to share with you some high points of this year’s successes and a road map of where we intend to go. First, a quick review of some of our accomplishments: Facilities Committee. LIUFF established a Facilities Committee, chaired by Chuck Guarria (Library). The Facilities Committee works collaboratively with Administration to identify facility-related problems, needs, and concerns, as well as developing and implementing solutions. Several tangible outcomes on our campus can be directly...

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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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Celebrate May Day! May 1, 12-1:30pm, Pratt 321...

Apr 21, 2015 by

Students, Faculty & Staff: COME CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WORKERS MAY-DAY AND ALL LIU BROOKLYN UNION WORKERS Hosted by the newly formed LIU LABOR COUNCIL Friday, May 1, 12:00—1:30 PM Pratt 321 Learning Communities Lounge Come to Enjoy Food, Drink and Solidarity! The LIU Labor Council is an umbrella organization comprised of the leadership of the unions represented at LIU Brooklyn.  We are strongly committed to serving the university and its students. Fairness and equity in the workplace foster a spirit of campus community and student learning.  Through mutual support and unity, we will protect our workplace rights, advance social and economic justice, and enable LIU Brooklyn to flourish.  We warmly welcome you to join us for our inaugural event! Sponsored by: Local 30, International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO (Representing workers in Building & Grounds)...

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Message from the President

Nov 15, 2014 by

Greetings Fellow Union Members, With the holiday season arriving and the fall semester coming to a close, it is a fitting time to take stock. LIUFF has had a very busy semester! The Executive Committee began several new projects: We initiated weekly @lounge hours with the goal of making the LIUFF Office in M602 a warm and inviting place for the membership. It has a refrigerator, a microwave, and a great supply of snacks. I’m thrilled to report that quite a few members stop by, some with questions and concerns and others simply for a chat.  LIUFF is here to help, so please feel free to bring any questions you may have. Everyone needs a little downtime during a hectic workweek, and we hope you consider LIUFF a place where you can relax and...

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