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 Press Release For immediate release: April 5, 2018 For more information contact: Rand Wilson, 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 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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Union Members Invite Prospective Students to Picture Themselves Working at Emerson

by Max Reyes via The Berkeley Beacon / “Members of the college’s staff union gathered outside of the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Saturday morning wearing stylized picture frames around their necks to raise awareness  of the issues they face among students visiting the college for Picture Yourself at Emerson Day.”

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NEW: Proposal for Staff Diversity and Inclusion

Emerson’s strategy to increase the diversity of its staff is limited. We, the Emerson Staff Union, recognize that we need better diversity in our ranks, and we are fighting for it. We would like to make accountability part of the solution. We are asking the administration to regularly publish the information they collect on the diversity of our staff, similar to what they do with student data. We want the administration to share reports with Read More

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Negotiation Meeting Update 12-5-2017

Management came to the table with zero proposals. We submitted six proposals. Five counterproposals on the following: Sick Bank Highlights Compensation Parental Leave Discipline and Discharge Staff Teaching Compensation We also submitted a new proposal on Diversity and Inclusion. Next negotiations take place on 12/19/2017 at 2pm @ 145 Tremont St.

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Whose Court Is the Ball in?

UPDATE: The Emerson staff union and the College reached a tentative agreement on May 10, 2018. Members will vote to ratify the contract on May 31. ____________________________ The negotiations committee met with management about 30 times to negotiate our first contract. The following is a list of all currently outstanding proposals. Proposals the Union is working on: We don’t owe management any counter proposals. Proposals to which the management has not yet responded: Outside Employment Read More

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