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
109 Hampshire House
131 County Circle
Amherst, MA 01003

Or email it to


Janus Case: Why Public Unions are Being Targeted

February 15, 2018

From 2/15/2018 email to PSU members:

Last week we introduced the Janus case and this week we’ll dig a little deeper into why public sector unions are being targeted.  This is extremely important and will only take a couple of minutes to read, so please do. 

So, why are public sector unions being targeted now?

Here are three main reasons:

1.  This is part of a long-term war on labor, which is well documented in many places and the results of which are seen here:

PSU Boston Critical Issues Building Meetings

The Professional Staff Union (PSU) hosted nine meetings at different locations throughout the UMass Boston campus between November 17 and December 15th to engage with our members on critical issues: layoffs, contract  negotiations, the Janus decision / All In campaign; and our One Person / One Job campaign.  Please review the materials from these meetings, which are linked below.


PSU Layoff, Workload & Budget Battle Brown Bags - Boston

We are scheduling lunch-time brown bag meetings around campus for discussions about layoffs, workload, and the ongoing budget battle.  While each meeting is intended for the folks who work in the listed buildings, all members are welcome at any meeting--please come to whichever one fits into your schedule!  Bring your lunch, beverage, co-workers and questions, and we'll provide light snacks.