If there is such a thing as a dream job, Joe thought he’d landed it when he relocated to New England for a position at UMass Amherst a few years back. The work was challenging and fun, his colleagues made a good team, and he was enjoying life in the Pioneer Valley.
By Peter Tattlebaum, PSU member
One-third of the way through UMass Boston’s 25-Year Master Plan, the campus continues to evolve on a daily basis. By the end of 2018, the number of buildings on campus will have doubled since 2009, including two residence halls and a parking garage. Enrollment continues to slowly rise. Yet as the master plan is coming to life, the university’s administration came to the conclusion that centuries worth of worker experience will play no part in the campus’s next act.
If you drive to work, are you prepared to pay $15 a day to park?
Were you asked when the administration took out a garage construction loan in your name?
Were you asked before the administration released a “bold new plan” to fund the substructure project with your parking fees?
Even if you don’t drive to work, do you believe our students can afford to pay $15 a day to park?
PSU is looking for a Director of Financial Operations. This is a 20 hour per week job paying $30 per hour. The position resides at the UMass Amherst campus. This is not a University position.
Please send your resume and letter of interest to:
PSU Dir Fin Ops Application
c/o Amanda Rabbitt
109 Hampshire House
131 County Circle
Amherst, MA 01003
Or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Two op-ed pieces in the New York Times provide current and historical perspectives on West Virginia's labor history.
From 2/15/2018 email to PSU members:
Last week we introduced the Janus case and this week we’ll dig a little deeper into why public sector unions are being targeted. This is extremely important and will only take a couple of minutes to read, so please do.
So, why are public sector unions being targeted now?
Here are three main reasons:
1. This is part of a long-term war on labor, which is well documented in many places and the results of which are seen here:
The Professional Staff Union (PSU) hosted nine meetings at different locations throughout the UMass Boston campus between November 17 and December 15th to engage with our members on critical issues: layoffs, contract negotiations, the Janus decision / All In campaign; and our One Person / One Job campaign. Please review the materials from these meetings, which are linked below.