Dear Dr. Cline:
The Council of University of California Faculty Associations is extremely alarmed by the “lock out” action taken by your administration against the faculty of LIU-Brooklyn.
The action has no precedent in higher education in this country and constitutes a grave assault on unions, labor negotiations, and faculty themselves.
We urge you to reconsider this tactic and return to the negotiating table to bargain in good faith.
To do otherwise is to antagonize hardworking and dedicated faculty for years to come, devastate the educational aspirations and expectations of your students, many of whom have overcome tremendous obstacles to arrive at your college gates, and produce pariah status for LIU-Brooklyn in American higher education.
This path has no future for your institution and we urge you to reconsider.
The Board of the Council of UC Faculty Associations