Election results 2019

ELECTION RESULTS 2019

Congratulations and thanks to all who ran for Union office. Special thanks to the Union Election Committee, which included Ayn Inserto, Rob Hochschild, and Joel Schwindt.

PRESIDENT - WILL SILVIO

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - DAVID SCOTT

SECRETARY/TREASURER - ANDREW SHRYOCK

VICE PRESIDENT, FULL-TIME FACULTY - ELIZABETH SEITZ

VICE PRESIDENT, PART-TIME FACULTY - WENDY ROLFE

GRIEVANCE OFFICER - PRINCE CHARLES ALEXANDER

BERKLEE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION DIVISION REPRESENTATIVE - PEG CODDING

BERKLEE PERFORMANCE DIVISION REPRESENTATIVE - DENNIS CECERE

BERKLEE PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION REPRESENTATIVE - MICHAEL ABRAHAM

BOSTON CONSERVATORY THEATER REPRESENTATIVE - PAUL MASTERS

BOSTON CONSERVATORY MUSIC REPRESENTATIVE - MARTI EPSTEIN

BOSTON CONSERVATORY DANCE REPRESENTATIVE - DENISE PONS-LEONE

COUNCILORS AT LARGE:

UTAR ARTUN

ALICIA BOWER

PETER COKKINIAS

MICHAEL JOHNSON

STEPHANIE REICH

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Negotiation, equity... and connections

Every year, the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions organizes a conference on collective bargaining in higher education. Notably, conference participants include representatives of “both sides,” academic labor and administration. This year marked the forty-sixth conference. It was my first.

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If you’re not paying…

Disability Services emails you a notification about a student.  Your department chair requests your input on a spreadsheet.  Both contacted you through your “Berklee” email — hosted by Google, and you must view those documents on GoogleDrive. 

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Contract ratified

Dear Colleagues,

The Union is pleased to announce that the faculty overwhelmingly voted to ratify the contract.  I will be meeting with Roger Brown in the near future to sign the agreement.  Retroactive raises are expected in the December 13th check.  

I would like to thank the bargaining team for their dedication and hard work in getting this done.  

Congratulations,

Jackson Schultz
President, Berklee Faculty Union

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“When will the College address the Union’s proposals?”

Berklee Faculty Union statement on faculty contract negotiations with Berklee College of Music: “When will the College address the Union’s proposals?”

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Part-timers at 16 or more units

Did you know?

In spring 2018, 101 part-time faculty members at Berklee and Boston Conservatory at Berklee taught 16 or more units. In other words, 101 people were teaching at loads similar to full-timers.

In many departments, the number of full time faculty members is insufficient to handle all the required service to the college.

As a result of collective bargaining, 24 part-timers have been converted to full time since 2013.

This is not enough.

In our bargaining with management this summer, we are asking for more conversions. Teachers with job security are more effective, more committed to the college, and – guess what? – happier.

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How do Berklee's full-time faculty salaries rank?

At the first day of bargaining with management, the union was told that Berklee full-time faculty salaries ranked in the top half of peer institutions.

Really?

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Bargaining, Day 1

As of Monday, July 16th, the Berklee Faculty Union bargaining team has officially begun meeting with management to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.

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Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

The other day I was chatting with a colleague who asked me, “How are things going with the union these days?” and I replied that I was going to be attending the Collective Bargaining in Higher Education Conference in New York City.

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Attend commencement for the students

I am writing to ask you to participate with me in the Berklee graduation this year. (Please read on!) I continue to make this a priority to the benefit of the students and their families.

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Commencement 2018 - Will you join me?

Commencement is one of my favorite Berklee activities. It can be a great opportunity to see and socialize with colleagues, and you get to wear incredibly festive regalia.

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Upcoming events tailored to faculty regarding relationships

Wednesday, March 28--1:00 p.m–1:50 p.m.: How Faculty Can Identify and Address Relationship Abuse (lunch provided)

Steve Heck Room, 1140 Boylston Street

Who can attend: Faculty

In a session tailored to faculty, participants will learn to identify signs of an abusive relationship, as well as the dynamics of those who are experiencing abuse. This session will also discuss effective ways to support someone experiencing relationship abuse. Please RSVP and indicate meal preference here.

 

Wednesday, March 28--2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.: How to Identify and Support Positive Relationship Dynamics

Steve Heck Room, 1140 Boylston Street

Who can attend: All students, faculty, and staff

In a session open to the Berklee community, participants will identify characteristics of healthy relationships, including relationships involving intersectional identities. Participants will also learn how to identify the dynamics of abuse and support a friend in an abusive relationship. Please indicate your interest here.

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