Leadership’s Response to Current and Ongoing Systemic Racism

Dear Friends, Here we are. Once again searching for the right words, the right way to feel to overcome hopelessness and fear. This is the second time in a matter of months that we are moved to write to you about racism that is hurting our community and our nation. Do we keep it professional? […]

Weekly Dispatch 5-11-18

At the union negotiations meeting yesterday, which President Pelton attended, management submitted numerous counter proposals, including compensation, benefits, parental leave, and performance evaluation. The union accepted the proposals, which means we have tentatively agreed on our first contract! The union negotiations team would like to thank our fellow members for all of the support you’ve […]

Weekly Dispatch 4-20-18

Here’s your weekly union update: Our next negotiations meeting is April 26 and we’re planning on discussing compensation (pay), benefits, job review (as in a structured review of job duties), and performance evaluations. Various groups are working on proposals to present at that meeting. Also, since publishing our February newsletter, we’ve TA’d on the sick […]

Union Files Charges with National Labor Relations Board

On April 5, the Emerson staff union filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board: SEIU Local 888 25 Braintree Hill Office Park, Braintree MA 02184 www.seiu888.org Press Release For immediate release: April 5, 2018 For more information contact: Rand Wilson, rwilson@seiu888.org or 617 949-9720 Emerson staff accuse management of making unilateral […]

Weekly Dispatch 4-13-18

Hello, members! As negotiations speed up, we’re going to start doing short weekly updates in the private Facebook group and this website. If you’re not already a member of the Facebook group, email Estelle at eticktin@gmail.com to get added. So on to the news: we had a negotiations meeting with the College on April 11 […]