BREAKING: LIU faculty back in the classroom this morning; lockout over

Photo: Anthony Moretti 7Sept2015

Photo: Anthony Moretti 7Sept2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the story.

The university confirmed in a statement emailed to The Chronicle that it was ending the lockout that it had imposed on September 3, and that administrators had agreed to bring in a mediator to facilitate negotiations with the faculty union over a new contract to replace the one that expired last month.

In the statement, Gale Haynes, the university’s counsel, said, “The union’s commitment not to strike during this academic year provides us enough runway to reach a reasonable and fair agreement, while providing our students the ability to continue their studies uninterrupted. That has always been our intention. Mediation is a positive step to that end.”

The union, which is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, plans to hold a general membership meeting at noon on Thursday.

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