Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Non-union staff to see 5% raise going into new year

Non-union staff to see 5% raise going into new year

By Adri Pray, News Editor
November 8, 2022

College officials pledged a cumulative 5% base salary increase effective Jan. 1, 2023 for non-union staff members in an email sent to eligible employees hours before the college entered its first mediation...

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Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Board of Trustees

By The Emerson Staff Union
October 23, 2022

Dear Members of the Board of Trustees, We, the Emerson Staff Union, would like to request a meeting with Board members next week to address the College’s ongoing staffing crisis. We will also be inviting...

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Student and staff unions host joint Town Hall

By Roe Medovoi-Klotz
October 6, 2022

On Tuesday night, approximately 20 members of the Emerson College Staff and Student Unions gathered in the SPC Black Box Theater to host an open forum and discuss issues such as equitable pay, understaffing,...

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Emerson College Students’ Union holds second meeting, formulates long-term objectives

By Ashlyn Wang, Staff Writer, Photographer
September 13, 2022

The Emerson College Students' Union held its second general meeting on Sunday to formulate strategies for the union's programs, services, and long-term objectives. The Union also discussed issues facing...

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Emerson Staff Union hopes for ‘more of a voice’ in second contract

By Adri Pray, News Editor
April 13, 2022

Representatives of Emerson’s staff union held a virtual town hall Tuesday night to discuss the negotiation of its second contract with the student body. “Our overarching goal is to bring more equity...

Emerson Los Angeles faculty union ratifies new bargaining agreement

Emerson Los Angeles faculty union ratifies new bargaining agreement

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
March 30, 2022

The Emerson Los Angeles part-time faculty union ratified its second contract in a unanimous vote last Tuesday. The union had previously reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement on Feb. 4,...

Faculty and staff unions make headway in contract negotiations

Faculty and staff unions make headway in contract negotiations

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
February 17, 2022

On both coasts, unions at the college are making progress in their respective contract negotiations. The Emerson Los Angeles part-time faculty union secured an agreement with the college Feb. 4—ending...

State of the College: Interim president reflects on Emersons successes, struggles in 2021

State of the College: Interim president reflects on Emerson’s successes, struggles in 2021

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
November 29, 2021

Interim President William Gilligan published his first State of the College report on Tuesday detailing the college’s accomplishments over the course of the past year, including the induction of new...

The Emerson Staff Union is hoping to have some of their sacrificed benefits reinstated, especially for some of the at-risk staff members.

Staff union petitions for overdue salary increases

By Bailey Allen, Editor-at-Large
September 16, 2021

Almost a year after college administrators promised to give all staff the annual 3.9 percent salary increase agreed upon during the union's 2018 collective bargaining agreement, members of the Emerson...

Letter: Advice for students about to graduate? Join a union

Letter: Advice for students about to graduate? Join a union

By Illona Yukhayev
April 27, 2021

Illona Yukhayev (illona_yukhayev@emerson.edu) is an Instructional Technologist at Emerson. When she's not busy helping faculty build their Canvas courses, she is happy to talk to anyone about labor.  Every...

The Emerson Staff Union is hoping to have some of their sacrificed benefits reinstated, especially for some of the at-risk staff members.

Staff Union launches fundraiser in support of Black communities in Boston

By Charlie McKenna
June 19, 2020

The Emerson College Staff Union launched a fundraising campaign Friday for two local charities led by Black Americans.  The union is focusing on Violence in Boston, an organization that supports victims...

We support staff members joining the union

We support staff members joining the union

By Editorial Board
February 19, 2020

This is an important year for the Emerson College Staff Union. The group plans to start renegotiating their contract with the school next spring. They held a meet-and-greet event on Feb. 14 at Rock...

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