Demand 7: Recruitment, Compensation, Quality of Work Life

via community letter, Nov. 11, 2015:

"Black staff, faculty, and administrators who advise Black organizations should receive an increase in their financial compensation or salaries. Changes should be made to the hierarchical structure of Campus Life which puts primarily white males at the top of the structure which lead to their increased compensation and salaries. Also, we demand an increase of Black staff, faculty, and administrators to be in higher positions of power so that they can implement the changes that black students wish to see in the university. We align ourselves with the letter/petition addressed to the Advisory Committee of The Board of Trustees and the Presidential Selection Committee signed by many members of the Emory University communities of color. The people who are currently in positions of power have done minimal or no work for Black students, therefore they are not thoroughly knowledgeable about how to implement diversity initiatives that help Black students. Black/POC administrators and staff are overworked and underpaid, but they are the most influential on campus. The staff needs to be paid more for the work and time that they spend ensuring that the Black community has what it needs in the areas of administration, food, maintenance and custodial services, etc."

Audrey Balan, Peter Barnes, Lynell Cadray, Sofia Charlot, Lynette Dixon, Michael Gadsden, Zachary Hermes, Del King*, Brandon Luton, Theresa Milazzo, Mekeshua North*, Judith Pannell, Alex Rogers, Oluwatisefunmi Taiwo, Chanel Tanner, Kadeem Trimble, Nathya Watson

*Social Justice Process Owner

Community Building, Faculty/Staff Recognition

 Meet with representatives from Campus Life, Office of the Provost, and Faculty Senate to develop initiatives, incentives, coalitions and increase visibility of outstanding faculty and staff. (September 2016)

Coalition Building Across Emory Community

_ Build coalitions amongst studetns, staff, and faculty by increasing communication and implement programs for student, faculty, and staff bonding. (Ongoing)

Professional Development

_ Promote professional development amongst staff by increasing access to training programs, recognizing staff success and performance, and promoting opportunities for promotion and leadership. (Spring 2017)