PSU President Comments to UMass BOT: September 19 2018

MTA President Merrie Najimy and Vice President Max Page also attended the UMass Board of Trustees meeting
September 19, 2018

Comments to UMass BOT: September 19 2018

Good morning, Chairman Manning, President Meehan, Trustees. I’m Anneta Argyres, now president of the Professional Staff Union, and I’m here to remind you about the mess that UMass Boston’s debt is making.

You’ve heard from us time and time again about the impact the legacy construction debt has had on our campus, and the the price being paid for that debt by employees and students:

They Didn’t Hear You

July 2, 2018

A little over a week ago, we bargained parking fees in ISC 3300 with a standing-room-only audience. A dozen professional staff, classified staff, graduate students and undergraduate students gave moving testimony about the potential impacts of management’s proposed fee increases on our jobs, our students, and our families. (See the attached letter for an example of one PSU member’s testimony.)

Boston Election Results

June 15, 2018

As a result of Tom Goodkind opting not to run for for re-election, for the first time in 12 years there will be a new President for PSU Boston.  That being the case, the members of the chapter board remain the same, with a few positions changing hands.

As of July 1, the new PSU Boston Officers & Chapter Board will be:

Unions Address Board of Trustees Meeting at UMass Amerst

JoAnne Martone speaking to all University union members before addressing the board of trustees
April 6, 2018

Board of Trustees speech by JoAnne Martone, Co-Chair PSU, April 6, 2018

Thank you, Chairman, for allowing me to address this body today.

I stood before you in December 2014, telling the story of my bargaining team being defamed. That story led to a conversation with our Chancellor, which unveiled a communication gap.

I am JoAnne Martone. I currently serve as a co-chair of the Professional Staff Union.  I have been with the University since 1999.

PSU Addresses Racial Equity

PSU rally at UMass Amherst
March 19, 2018

PSU at UMass Amherst has formed the Committee on Racial Equity (CORE) with its first goal addressing the results of the November 2016 Campus Climate Survey on inclusivity, experiences in classrooms and workplaces, and administrative responses to complaints of unfair treatment. PSU CORE at UMass Boston, operating since December 2013, is focused on racial discrimination and inequality using contract language, research, and education to bring change.