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Long Island U Rejects Proposal to End Faculty Lockout

September 9, 2016

Long Island University has rejected a proposal by the faculty union to end the current lockout of professors at the Brooklyn campus. The union proposed that the lockout end and that the previous contract be extended by five weeks. Further, the union proposed that if a contract could not be agreed upon within two weeks, the parties would bring in a mutually acceptable mediator to resolve differences before the end of the five-week extension. Faculty leaders said that the mediation proposal was a good-faith effort to end the lockout now and create conditions for a speedy resolution of the contract dispute.

Gale Haynes, vice president, chief operating officer and university counsel at LIU, issued a statement defending the rejection of the proposal: “Surrounding students with the uncertainty of five more weeks of bargaining, which could still result in a strike -- as has been the pattern in five out of the last six contracts with the Brooklyn faculty union -- is not in the best interests of our students. We believe the time to resolve is now and will continue to negotiate in good faith.”

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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