Berklee Faculty Union welcomes 200+ new members

It is official! The Berklee Faculty Union has grown by a third now that Boston Conservatory faculty are in the fold. We warmly welcome our new colleagues and are full of excitement to go forward together.

From L to R, Denise Pons Professor of Dance, Haidee Morris General Council AFT Massachusetts, Jackson Schultz President Berklee Faculty Union, and Candice Brown Associate Professor of Music Theater

From L to R, Denise Pons Professor of Dance, Haidee Morris General Council AFT Massachusetts, Jackson Schultz President Berklee Faculty Union, and Candice Brown Associate Professor of Music Theater

BOSTON - The Berklee Faculty Union is pleased to announce that the 200-plus full-time and part- time faculty members of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee have joined the 600-plus members of the Berklee College of Music faculty as part of the Berklee Faculty Union.

Berklee College of Music administration agreed to voluntary recognition of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty to become part of the Berklee Faculty Union. Thus, on June 13, an independent arbitrator confirmed that the Boston Conservatory Program faculty overwhelmingly chose the Berklee Faculty Union to represent them.

In a welcoming message to the Boston Conservatory faculty, Berklee Faculty Union President Jackson Schultz said, “Our charge this summer is now to bargain for the terms and conditions applicable to you, the newly recognized faculty... We will be bargaining for one-year contract provisions, the goal of which will be to strive for parity with the legacy Berklee faculty. Next year the entire contract, including any newly bargained-for provisions, will be up for negotiation.”

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