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PSU UMass Amherst Letter of Solidarity with Graduate Employee Organization (GEO)

Graduate Employee Organization (GEO) Logo
May 13, 2020

Statement of Solidarity with the Graduate Workers of GEO UAW 2322 by the Amherst Chapter of Professional Staff Union, MTA, NEA

"As professional staff workers at UMass Amherst, we stand in solidarity with the graduate workers of GEO as they struggle with economic and employment insecurity, and evictions from university-owned housing. Graduate workers are crucial to the function of our university, and our university must take all steps necessary to assist them in their struggles against hunger, loss of housing, and loss of school status.

PSU Amherst Reaches Agreement with University on COVID-19 Policies

March 26, 2020

 

The Amherst chapter for PSU has bargained and signed an agreement with the administration governing policies during the COVID-19 outbreak.

First and foremost, it is the shared intention of PSU and the administration that no member will fall off of payroll during this crisis. Secondly, the Amherst chapter is working with the administration to reduce the number of employees on the onsite list, and to ease the burden on those who remain. Here are the major points of the agreement:

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PSU President Addresses Joint Committee on Higher Education

Anneta Argyres
February 12, 2020

The MA legislature's Joint Committee on Higher Education has been touring all the public higher ed campuses across the state.  Last Friday they came to UMass Boston.  PSU president Anneta Argyres was allowed to attend the session for the legislative representatives to hear from faculty; no session had been set up for them to hear from staff.