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Emerson College Faculty Vote to Join Existing CB Chapter

By a vote of 35-0, full-time, non-tenure-track faculty at Emerson College’s Boston campus voted to join the existing collective bargaining chapter at Emerson College, ECCAAUP, which represents tenured and tenure-track faculty. The Emerson College administration had committed to recognize voluntarily a unified collective bargaining chapter if the full-time, non-tenure-track faculty won the election. The election was held at Emerson College on September 26 and 27.

Following the successful election, the chapter will receive national support to organize a membership drive for tenured, tenure-seeking, and full-time, non-tenure-track faculty. In addition, the new chapter will receive training to facilitate negotiations to revise the collective bargaining agreement in such a context and give faculty handbook revision advice. The new ECCAAUP will need to revise its bylaws and constitution to account for its new membership base and will consider altering its dues structure.

Key issues of concern that emerged during the organizing campaign included workload, benefits, leave parity, and the protections offered by grievances backed by arbitration.


Publication Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017