Faculty members at Long Island University’s C.W. Post and Brooklyn campuses have accepted a contract deal negotiated over the weekend, ending a five-day strike.
After a spirited and lively debate that took place Monday at the LIU Brooklyn campus, members of the Long Island Faculty Federation voted 142-40 in favor of the new contract offer.
C.W. Post Faculty, meanwhile, voted 80 to 15 in favor of accepting the deal reached with administrators.
All classes were to resume a normal schedule Tuesday.
Both deals are for five years. Details of the new contract can be found at http://www.liuff.org/ .
Brothers and sisters at LIU on strike
September 9, 2011
The NYSUT-affiliated bargaining units at the private Long Island University-Brooklyn and LIU-CW Post campuses went out on strike this week. The previous contracts expired Aug. 31.
"The reputation of any institution of higher learning is built solely on the quality of education its students receive, and at Long Island University that awesome responsibility is shouldered by its highly skilled and committed professional faculty," said NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi. "The faculty union understands, and takes very seriously, today's economic realities. But in tough financial times, it is especially important that we not weaken our investment in higher education, which is so vital to our future economic well-being. By investing in its faculty, LIU would be directing resources to where it matters most -- the education of it students."
A rally is slated for Monday at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. Picketers are out daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and they need the support of NYSUT members.
For more details, updates and information on how to support the strikers, go to the http://www.liuff.org/ or visit the Facebook page.