News

Boston Election Results

June 15, 2018

As a result of Tom Goodkind opting not to run for for re-election, for the first time in 12 years there will be a new President for PSU Boston.  That being the case, the members of the chapter board remain the same, with a few positions changing hands.

As of July 1, the new PSU Boston Officers & Chapter Board will be:

Unions Address Board of Trustees Meeting at UMass Amerst

JoAnne Martone speaking to all University union members before addressing the board of trustees
April 6, 2018

Board of Trustees speech by JoAnne Martone, Co-Chair PSU, April 6, 2018

Thank you, Chairman, for allowing me to address this body today.

I stood before you in December 2014, telling the story of my bargaining team being defamed. That story led to a conversation with our Chancellor, which unveiled a communication gap.

I am JoAnne Martone. I currently serve as a co-chair of the Professional Staff Union.  I have been with the University since 1999.

PSU Addresses Racial Equity

PSU rally at UMass Amherst
March 19, 2018

PSU at UMass Amherst has formed the Committee on Racial Equity (CORE) with its first goal addressing the results of the November 2016 Campus Climate Survey on inclusivity, experiences in classrooms and workplaces, and administrative responses to complaints of unfair treatment. PSU CORE at UMass Boston, operating since December 2013, is focused on racial discrimination and inequality using contract language, research, and education to bring change.

Jobs of Longtime Workers Cut to Solve UMass Boston Debt Crisis

UMass Boston union members protested at a Board of Trustees meeting over layoffs triggered by fiscal mismanagement at the Boston campus. From left, Martha London (PSU), Joe Ramsey (FSU), Karyn Aiello (PSU), Heike Schotten (FSU), and Judith Erdman (PSU). Photo by Bay State Banner
March 19, 2018

By Peter Tattlebaum, PSU member

One-third of the way through UMass Boston’s 25-Year Master Plan, the campus continues to evolve on a daily basis. By the end of 2018, the number of buildings on campus will have doubled since 2009, including two residence halls and a parking garage. Enrollment continues to slowly rise. Yet as the master plan is coming to life, the university’s administration came to the conclusion that centuries worth of worker experience will play no part in the campus’s next act.

Parking Bargaining Starts Today! Meet at 2:30 outside the union office

March 19, 2018

If you drive to work, are you prepared to pay $15 a day to park?

Were you asked when the administration took out a garage construction loan in your name?

Were you asked before the administration released a “bold new plan” to fund the substructure project with your parking fees?

Even if you don’t drive to work, do you believe our students can afford to pay $15 a day to park?

PSU Searching for Director of Financial Operations

March 16, 2018

PSU is looking for a Director of Financial Operations. This is a 20 hour per week job paying $30 per hour. The position resides at the UMass Amherst campus. This is not a University position.

Please send your resume and letter of interest to:

PSU Dir Fin Ops Application
c/o Amanda Rabbitt
PSU
109 Hampshire House
131 County Circle
Amherst, MA 01003

Or email it to arabbitt@external.umass.edu