BY HANK REICHMAN
Today negotiations resumed between the Long Island University (LIU) administration and the LIU Faculty Federation, representing the 400+ full- and part-time faculty members now locked out by the administration. Well, sorta. At the session the faculty proposed a 30-day extension of the old contract, retroactive to September 1, which would have ended the lockout and permitted the two sides to bargain a settlement without further damage to the education of LIU students. The proposal was immediately rejected.
Meanwhile, LIU Brooklyn students made their presence known, staging a noon walkout in support of their locked out instructors. Scenes from the walkout circulated widely on Twitter. Here are some of the video clips of the action tweeted by LIUFF:
As the walkout began, locked-out faculty members were swarming a nearby unemployment office, filing for benefits:
This fight is far from over!!