Solidarity statement from LIUFF to APSCUF...

Oct 19, 2016 by

The LIUFF stands in solidarity with striking faculty at the Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties. We sent the following solidarity statement to APSCUF today. October 19, 2016 Dear Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties, The Long Island University Faculty Federation Local 3998 NYSUT/AFT, AFL-CIO wishes to express our solidarity with you as you stand strong in your fight for a just contract. On September 2, 2016, we were locked out by our administration at this same point in negotiations. Like yours, our management simply stepped away from the bargaining table, refusing to come to a fair agreement. We know all too well the attacks on faculty working conditions and what this means for student learning conditions in higher education. Please know that we see your fight as our own,...

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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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Actions for Wednesday, September 14th...

Sep 13, 2016 by

Please join your colleagues, students, and allies at the Long Island University, Brooklyn campus on Wednesday, September 14th: Solidarity with student #LIUwalkout, 3:00pm Vigil and rally for LIU, 4-5:30 We’ll be joined at our vigil by NYC Council Member Brad Lander and New York State Assembly Member Walter Mosely, as well as faculty and student leaders. Contract negotiations resume at noon. As always, follow this website, watch your email, check the #LIUlockout hashtag on Twitter and connect with our Facebook page to stay up to date on...

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LIU Post Faculty Vote No Confidence in Cline...

Sep 13, 2016 by

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LIU Post Full-time Faculty Pass No-Confidence Resolution against President Cline Brookville, NY – September 13, 2016 – In an emergency full-time faculty meeting on September 8, 2016, the faculty at LIU Post passed a no-confidence resolution against LIU President Kimberly Cline. This no-confidence resolution highlights concerns of the faculty related to the negative impact on campus services and the university’s reputation as a result of President Cline’s handling of contract negotiations with the LIU Brooklyn faculty. In what may be the first time in the history of education in the United States, a well-established faculty union was locked out. In addition, since President Cline’s arrival, LIU Post has seen a significant decline in student enrollment, unprecedented firings of personnel, and ineffectual management of the institution. The LIU Post faculty’s no-confidence resolution...

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