Ratification of the proposed collective bargaining agreement between the Professional Staff Union/MTA/NEA and the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts will be held as follows:

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

UMass Amherst Campus Center, Room 101

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The proposed agreement contains an agency fee provision. If the agreement is ratified by a majority of those present and voting, the agency fee will require each bargaining unit member who elects not to join or to maintain membership in the Union to pay to the Union an agency service fee on an annual basis as a condition of employment. The amount of the agency fee for 2005-2006 is MTA $287.44; NEA $71.40; PSU $25.62.

All employees in the bargaining unit who are covered by the proposed agreement are eligible to vote, regardless of their membership or non-membership in the union.

To answer your questions, to discuss and clarify the contract, please come to an

Informational Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Campus Center 101