While a dozen UMass bargaining units have settled and ratified new contracts, none have received their negotiated raises. Why not? Because the departing UMass president, Robert Caret—who spent the fall negotiating a $952,000 UMass package for himself—refuses to pay them.
Despite what President Caret claims, this is not a problem of a lack of funding.
When Governor Patrick submitted the settled contracts to the legislature, he said,