It is quite rare for management to lock out teachers and hire scabs but that is what is occurring as fall classes begin today at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University.
For Professors at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus, Labor Day weekend was anything but a celebration. On Saturday, all 400 members of the faculty union were told that their services were no longer required and that their positions, their health insurance and their campus email accounts were being cut off.
We can't find any prior examples of colleges locking out teachers in a contract dispute.
The LIU faculty union, which is part of NYSUT and the AFT, will be holding a rally this morning at the corner of Dekalb and Flatbush. For any of our retired readers, we hope you can go out and support them.