Scenes from the LIU Student Walkout

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!!

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