Amherst - Notice of Contract Ratification

Professional Staff Union – Unit A
A contract information meeting and ratification vote on the proposed three-year Contract Bargaining Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts and the PSU-Unit A/MTA/NEA will be conducted as follows:
Contract Information Meeting:
Thursday, May 14, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Campus Center 805-09
Contract Ratification Voting:
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Campus Center 802

UMass President Caret ignores contract obligations; unions side with students

For immediate release

Contact: Scott McLennan, Massachusetts Teachers Association, 617.878.8228, 774.253.8142

UMass President Caret ignores contract obligations; unions side with students

Faculty and staff represented by various labor unions working across the University of Massachusetts system are criticizing President Robert Caret and his administration for failing to honor recently ratified contracts and claiming that to pay for negotiated raises, UMass would need to increase student fees.

PSU Presents at Board of Trustees meeting

A quick summary of what happened at the BOT meeting on Wednesday. Sarah Bartlett and Anneta Argyres attended, representing UMB and the PSU over all.  In addition, Randy Phillis and a number of MSP members from UMA were there, as were all the MTA UMass staff.  All told, there were about 12 folks from UMass unions.

Both Randy and Anneta delivered their speeches to a background of the "card people." At the end, we left the 'card people' and a pile of postcards for Chairman Woolridge and Caret.  Below, you can read Anneta's speech.