4/7/2015 Goddard College Staff Union Bargaining Update

The bargaining team has had several recent meetings with the administration and we are excited to report strong momentum.  We have recently signed off on tentative agreements on a number of articles, summarized below.  There are still some challenging issues that remain to be resolved but we are optimistic that we will have a strong, complete tentative agreement to recommend for your approval soon! Our Grievance and Arbitration article … Continue reading

11/18/2014 Goddard Staff Bargaining Update

On November 18, the Goddard Staff Bargaining Committee met with management to negotiate a first agreement for the union. Following up on our October 30 bargaining session, where we were able to come to tentative agreement on “Union Recognition”, “Discipline and Discharge”, “Non-Discrimination”, “Sexual Harassment”, “Personnel Files”, “Notices”, “Severability”, “Union Security”, “Labor/Management Committee”, “Residency Employees”, and “Probation and Probationary Periods”, we reached conceptual agreement on the articles … Continue reading

10/30/2014 Goddard Staff Bargaining Update

On October 30, the Goddard Staff bargaining committee met with management in the Clockhouse. Management and the union bargaining committee tentatively agreed on and signed eleven articles: “Union Recognition”, “Discipline and Discharge”, “Non-Discrimination”, “Sexual Harassment”, “Personnel Files”, “Notices”, “Severability”, “Union Security”, “Labor/Management Committee”, “Residency Employees”, and “Probation and Probationary Periods”. These tentative agreements mean that the language for those articles is settled, pending agreement on … Continue reading

10/16/2014 Goddard Staff Bargaining Update

On October 16, the newly reconstituted Goddard Staff bargaining committee met with management in the Oak Room to restart the bargaining process. We were pleased at the change in tone from previous negotiations, but there is still much work to be done before we have a first contract. Management gave an updated offer where they showed some movement on several outstanding issues. It is clear … Continue reading

Goddard College: “What’s Your Plan?!”

Goddard College staff, faculty, students, and alumni are joining together on Tumblr to share their “plan, vision, [and] hopes for the future of Goddard College”, and to ask The Goddard College Corporation what their plan is to sustain and strengthen the college. This new initiative, led by staff member and union activist Helen Linda, is a positive approach to questioning the administration on their plans.  … Continue reading