Weekly Dispatch 5-18-18

SAVE THE DATE! All members are encouraged to vote to ratify the contract on May 31. The vote will take place on campus and the time frame and location will be announced soon. An email will be sent the week of May 21 with the full contract and an abbreviated version for you to look over. There will be info sessions held during the day and evening on May 31 if you have questions you Read More

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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 given us over the past 20 months. What happens next, you ask? The union and management will work together to Read More

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Weekly Dispatch 5-4-18

May the 4th be with you! The union held a rally outside of Ansin on May 1, at which President Pelton was in attendance. After multiple speeches, the union presented Pelton with our online petition, which has more than 1,000 signatures. Pelton has accepted the union’s invitation to attend the May 10 negotiations meeting. The union is expecting responses from management on numerous proposals, including compensation and benefits.

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Weekly Dispatch 4-27-18

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the coffee break action before negotiations yesterday! We had a productive meeting; we reached a tentative agreement (TA’d) on Credit for Past Service, which is an article that allows former temporary workers who join the union to get credit for the hours they worked as temps and also allows former employees who leave and return to get credit for previous service. We also TA’ed on Work Hours and Read More

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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 bank and reductions in force and recall proposals.

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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 changes to their jobs and working conditions. Unfair Labor Practice charges filed with Labor Board. BOSTON – After 18 months Read More

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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 where we discussed parental leave and telecommuting. The debate over compensation and staff teaching continued. We did sign off on Read More

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