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星期二, 7月 18, 2017

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC FACULTY WELCOME BOSTON CONSERVATORY​ ​FACULTY INTO THEIR NEGOTIATING UNIT

BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC FACULTY WELCOME BOSTON CONSERVATORY
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FACULTY INTO THEIR NEGOTIATING UNIT

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

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

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

Faculty at both institutions are central to the student experience. Boston Conservatory alumna
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Laura Dreyfuss, known for her roles on the Fox series “Glee” and in the Tony-winning musical
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“Dear Evan Hansen,” says, “The Boston Conservatory faculty are irreplaceable—a perfectly
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placed group of artists and professionals. For decades, they have worked together to give
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students every tool they could possibly need to master the unique craft that is musical theater.”

“My experience at Berklee was indeed enhanced by the undivided attention and wealth of
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knowledge from my professors," observes Berklee alumnus Grammy certificate winner Jonathan
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Hoard, who has been featured in Downbeat Magazine. “In addition to providing brilliant insight
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and guidance, my teachers from Berklee are there whenever I have music industry questions.
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They are still interested in my growth and general well-being via Facebook, text, or email."

The Berklee Faculty Union has represented Berklee College of Music full-time and part-time
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faculty at its Boston campus since 1986. As a member of the Massachusetts American
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Federation of Teachers, AFT local 4412, the Union is led by an elected 15-member executive
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committee headed by Schultz, a Professor of Jazz Composition.