UMass union leaders received a letter of support from the UMass Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
“We stand in solidarity with all UMass Amherst staff members impacted by recent layoffs and furloughs related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
The committee urged that furloughs be used only as a last resort, for UMass administration to apply furloughs equitably across all workers, and for UMass Administration to negotiate in good faith and provide increased transparency.
This Monday is a tough day at the Amherst campus—the first day of indefinite furlough and severe hours reductions for almost 100 of our PSU colleagues. We need to show our solidarity with our co-workers and make sure their suffering is not invisible.
The PSU Amherst Campaign Committee is calling on all members to take one or both of these actions on Monday: