Get Involved

We strive to have a democratic union with accountable leaders and forceful, collective response from our members. In order to build a union that directly reflects our needs and interests as public higher education workers, what we need most is your involvement. The more we all participate, the more our union will truly belong to us.

You can:
• Attend union meetings. 
• Talk to your area rep  — or if your area doesn’t have one, serve as an area rep!
• Join a union committee.
• Run for an elected position within the union.  

PSU Committees

Area Representatives aka Delegates
The area representatives are the “face of the union” in each part of campus, elected by their co-workers. They keep in touch with the other members in their area, updating them and helping to answer their questions.

Contract Action Team
The Contract Action Team (CAT) supports the bargaining process by facilitating communication among the members, and engaging in other activities to raise awareness in the community.

Committee on Racial Equity
The Committee on Racial Equity (CORE) is building PSU’s capacity to address racial discrimination and inequality at UMass Boston using contract language, research and education.

Education & Communication Committee
This committee is working to ensure that all our members know about what is going on at UMB and in our union. 

Grievance Committee
This committee advises members on workplace problems and handles grievances for our members across campus.

Nominations & Elections Committee
This committee is made up of three members, appointed by the Chapter Board, to serve for a two-year period. 

Negotiations Committee
A Negotiations Committee is elected nine months before our contract expires in order to negotiate a new contract.