Workplace Learning & Development

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Campus Unions

It is vital that supervisors and managers familarize themselves with the union contract that applies to their employees. When in doubt or have questions: Call Labor Relations (except for MSP and GEO). See Provost's Office

Employees paid on an hourly basis are non-exempt employees and salaried employees are referred to as exempt employees (determined by federal laws governing the qualification for overtime compensation).

Bargaining Units Contracts

  • American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME Local 1776): Covers non exempt skilled trades, custodial, grounds, housing, food services and security employees
  • University Staff Association (USA/MTA): Covers non-exempt clerical, technical and administrative employees
  • Professional Staff Union/Massachusetts Teachers Association, (PSU/MTA): Covers mainly exempt administrative staff, and some non-exempt administrative staff
  • Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP): Covers all faculty and librarians
  • Graduate Employee Organization (GEO): For teaching assistants and graduate interns
  • International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) Local A&B 

Non-Unit Employee Hanbooks

  • Handbook for Non-Unit Classified (Exempt) Staff
  • Handbook for Non-Unit Professional (Non-Exempt) Staff