Deal May Be Near in Long Island U Strike

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Monday, September 12, 2011

A faculty strike that disrupted the first week of school at Long Island University could come to an end on Monday, both sides said Friday after a new round of negotiations produced the outlines of a deal.

“We’re hopeful to have a proposal to put before the membership for ratification Monday,” said Edward J. Donahue, the president of the Long Island University Faculty Federation, the union for teachers at the university’s campus in Downtown Brooklyn. “The negotiating teams are going to meet Saturday to firm it up.”

Neither side would discuss the details of the possible settlement.

“Since we are currently involved with delicate and important negotiations with faculty that are of tremendous academic importance, we would prefer not to engage in a public discussion of the collective bargaining process,” said Paul H. Forestell, provost of the university’s C. W. Post campus in Brookville on Long Island.

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