As of Monday, July 16th, the Berklee Faculty Union bargaining team has officially begun meeting with management to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement (the current faculty contract agreement is in effect until November 3rd of this year).
This year we did something different to kick off the bargain. The department representativesspent the afternoon at a training where they discussed several important areas of union activity: bargaining, grievances, and representation.
Then the department reps and the executive committee accompanied the bargaining team to Day 1 of the negotiations with management.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the kickoff of this very important bargain.