On Wednesday, the UMass Board of Trustees met on the UMass Amherst campus. The professional staff and faculty unions requested time on the agenda to address two issues of concern to our unions and to ask the Board to do the right thing: fully fund the bargained contracts and freeze student fees.
We wanted to share the speeches that the union representatives gave. The first is from Eric Berlin, Vice President of the Mass Society of Professors (the Amherst faculty chapter) and the second is from Amherst PSU Co-Chair elect, Carl Ericson. We hope you will read them.