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, 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 of bargaining for a first contract, representatives of the Emerson Staff Union have filed unfair labor practice charges against Emerson College.

The charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board included complaints that the college’s representatives have failed to bargain in good faith by making unilateral changes to employees’ jobs and working conditions.

Charges were also filed for violations of members’ federally protected rights to engage in collective, concerted activity to improve their wages and working conditions.

John-Albert Moseley, Program Coordinator in the Visual & Media Arts department and member of the Emerson staff union said, “I love working at Emerson, but we refuse to accept the administration’s consistent attempts to undermine union support. We come to the bargaining table in good faith and we expect the administration to do the same.”

The 140 members of the Emerson Staff Union who are members of SEIU Local 888, provide critical administrative services and support to Emerson students and faculty in the information technology, registration, television radio and film, library, marketing, communications, institutional advancement, clinical and academic departments.

Local 888 is uniting higher education professionals at Emerson, Suffolk, Boston University, Brandeis University and UMass Lowell. To learn more about SEIU Local 888, visit www.seiu888.org.


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