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Support the Emerson Staff Union's Fight for a Fair Contract!

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Who We Are:

In January 2014, two Emerson College Staff members in the Visual & Media Arts Department reached out to SEIU Local 888 and invited the organization to help Emerson College staff organize a new bargaining unit of clerical, technical, and professional employees. We are now over 150 staff members who are dedicated to making Emerson a great place for students to develop and learn. In 2016, we came together to form a union because we believe in Emerson’s mission and want to help make that mission a reality for the entire Emerson community.

We’re Fighting for a Fair Contract!

The Emerson Staff Union (SEIU 888) has been negotiating with management for over 18 months to bring equitable wages and benefits to staff members. As it stands, Emerson refuses to fully discontinue its discriminatory and unequal merit pay system; which put employees annual salary increases into the hands of management. Current staff have also been waiting 10 years for management to deliver its promise of making employee wages comparable with peer institutes in the city, while new hires continue to be brought in at higher rates. We are calling on the Emerson community to stand with the Emerson Staff Union and urge the administration to stop delaying the bargaining process.

If Emerson intends to live up to its values, it has to start treating its employees with the respect and dignity we deserve. Sign the Emerson Staff Union petition urging the administration to expedite the process of negotiating a fair and equitable contract with Emerson Staff Union (SEIU 888)!


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