PSU Amherst

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.

News from Retreat

50 PSU Amherst members gathered in February to brainstorm ways to make our union stronger
June 21, 2019

Some 50 PSU Amherst members gathered in February to brainstorm ways to make our union stronger. Six major themes emerged: contract enforcement, equity, identity/pride, communication with members, communication with administration, and preparations for next contract negotiations. The chapter board will decide next steps.

PSU Strong Newsletter - March 2019

PSU Strong Newsletter - March 2019
March 1, 2019

There's a new issue of PSU Strong: Powering UMass Amherst and UMass Boston. We publish four times a year, offering news, in-depth focus on issues, informative statistics, and celebrations of our members.

PSU Strong: Newsletter, March 2019 (PDF)


PSU Strong Editorial Committee: Greg Blackburn, Judith Cameron, Iris Jenkins, Dan LaBonte,Jennifer Page, Patricia Sullivan, Peter Tattlebaum, and Ferd Wulkan

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.