Labor Relations

Labor Relations represents the University for collective bargaining of contracts. We are the employer’s agent in contract and labor management matters. We administer the contracts and bargaining agreements, with the exception of the GEO and MSP contracts. The GEO and MSP contracts are administered by the Office of the Provost. Labor Relations has four areas of accountability.

  • These are the reopening agreements (PDFs).
  • The furlough / reductions memo of agreements are below. AFSCME MOA Furlough / Reduction [PDF] PSU Units A & B / USA MOA Furlough / Reduction [PDF]
  • Below are the campus vaccine agreements for AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees),  MSP (Massachusetts Society of Professors), PSU/MTA (Professional Staff Union / Massachusetts Teachers Association) and USA/MTA (University Staff Association Affiliate of the Massachusetts Teachers Association).
  • Your Bargaining Unit (Union) At hire, your hiring supervisor will inform you if your position is part of a collective bargaining unit and represented by a union. Not sure of your bargaining unit? See Bargaining Unit FAQs.  Your Bargaining Unit Agreement Each bargaining unit has a bargaining unit agreement (contract) that sets forth your wages, hours, sick time and other employment conditions. 
  • Non-unit employment, both Fair Labor Standards Act/FLSA non-exempt ("classified") and FLSA exempt ("professional") are governed by Trustee and campus policies. Non-unit positions are not governed by a bargaining unit contract.
  • Supervisors, managers and administrators who work with bargaining-unit employees may contact us for help with:
  • Following are additional forms regarding Labor Relations procedures: Notice of Loudermill Hearing Template Didn't find what you were looking for? Browse Labor Relations documents in the HR Library.
  • Am I a represented or non-represented employee? (union vs. non-union) An employee represented by a bargaining unit is a union employee. Ask your hiring supervisor if your position is represented by a union.