Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I Stand With Faculty at LIU Brooklyn #LIUlockout

Rather than me telling you how to do some part of your job better, or how I learned to do my job better, I'm going to ask you to spread the word about what is currently happening and support the faculty of Long Island University, Brooklyn.

Here's an excerpt from the Long Island University Faculty Federations' press release:
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.
That lock out happened. Many are calling this action on the part of the administration at LIU Brooklyn "unprecedented." It is, without a doubt, unmerited and unethical.

So what can you do? You can send a letter to the administration via actionnetwork.org, demanding that the lockout end immediately. You can also send email directly to the president of LIU Brooklyn: Kim.Cline@liu.edu. But most importantly, you can pay attention to what is happening by following the hashtag #LIUlockout on Twitter - you don't need an account to read the tweets.

And if you already have a Twitter account, follow Emily Drabinski there. She's the secretary of the union. She wrote that press release and is keeping the community up to date via her Twitter:

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