by Abigail Lee via The Berkeley Beacon / “For both the Emerson Staff Union and ELAF-AAUP, the efforts come down to strengthening the college’s commitment to equity.”
by The Emerson Staff Union Bargaining Team via The Berkeley Beacon / “We see individuals learn and grow on our campus, but we also see them stifled. We see them burn out and leave because Emerson doesn’t love them back.”
by Bailey Allen and Vivi Smilgius via The Berkeley Beacon / “Members of Emerson’s staff union took to the streets this week amid contract negotiations with the college, demanding the college increase hiring in several areas that they say are already severely understaffed.”
by Binx Perino via Working Mass / “Workers reluctantly agreed to the suspension for 12 months, until the College had a clearer financial outlook—in practice, this has become an indefinite delay.”
Access the Memorandum of Agreement Regarding Salary Increases, signed on 9/22/2021.
by Bailey Allen via The Berkeley Beacon / “Almost a year after college administrators promised to give all staff the annual 3.9 percent salary increase agreed upon during the union’s 2018 collective bargaining agreement, members of the Emerson College Staff Union are petitioning to get their negotiated raises back at last.”
The Emerson College Staff Union believes that Black Lives Matter, that police violence against Black and Brown communities must stop, that racism is systemic and must be dismantled. In honor of Juneteenth, we’re calling on our members to support and uplift two organizations who do important work in our communities: League of Women for Community […]
by Illona Yukhayev via The Berkeley Beacon / “There are no perfect leaders, simply because there are no perfect people, but there are good leaders, and what makes them good leaders is the genuine respect they have for the people they lead.”
by Illona Yukhayev via The Berkeley Beacon / “When you stand at your commencement next month, look at your peers, and make a decision right there and then, to never fight them for scraps. Instead, join forces with them, grow stronger in solidarity, and build a better workforce together. You are never alone.”
Originally posted on November 24, 2020.