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NOTICE OF CONTRACT RATIFICATION

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, October 2, 2007
Mass Amherst Campus Center 911-15
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Proposed contract language:
PSU draft contract: (HTML) (PDF)
SAP Revisions: (HTML) (PDF)
Unit B MOA: (HTML) (PDF)
Unit B draft contract: (HTML) (PDF)

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 2006-2007 was MTA
$185.85; NEA $75.40; PSU $123.29.

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

Friday, September 21, 2007
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Campus Center 101

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