Thursday, September 15, 2016


Management at Long Island University's Brooklyn campus agreed to end their lockout yesterday so professors will return to work today. Management agreed to extend the current contract through the end of next May while the union agreed not to strike until then. They will be meeting with a mediator now as they try to hammer out a new contract.

The union members will be reimbursed for any health care expenses they incurred while they had their medical benefits taken away from them.

The students held several walkouts during the lockout. They wouldn't agree to be taught by scabs.
The key lesson for teachers is that student/community support is very important during a labor dispute.


ed notes online said...

student walkouts were the difference.

Anonymous said...

So right Norm.

Anonymous said...

Was the UFT/DOE there to sign up the scabs?