Staff Union Petitions for Overdue Salary Increases

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.”

Letter: Advice for Students About to Graduate? Join a Union

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.”

Editorial: Emerson’s Staff and Faculty Deserve Better

by the Editorial Board of The Berkeley Beacon / “Staff and faculty shouldn’t have to fight for benefits that were already promised to them, especially during a time where they are much more vulnerable. It’s time that Emerson prioritizes the people that keep this institution running and start by reinstating the benefits cut from staff.”

“We Should be Getting That Back”: Staff Union Seeks Reinstatement of Benefits as Pandemic Endures

by Domenic Conte via The Berkeley Beacon / “Members of Emerson’s staff union are vying to return to their hard-earned pre-pandemic financial safeguards after enduring a semester without the benefits they sacrificed to the college to help ward off . . .”