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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

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Join MSP

Become an MSP member today and join our faculty and librarians advocating for UMass and Public Higher Education.

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Know Your Contract

Familiarize yourself with your contract, the primary source of faculty and librarians' rights.

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Get Involved

Participate in an MSP campaign and engage in issues affecting our union, university and community.

The Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) is the union on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus representing librarians and faculty, including tenure track faculty, lecturers, extension faculty, clinical faculty and research faculty. The MSP’s primary responsibility is to protect and enhance faculty and librarian members' economic position and professional rights. In addition to carrying out our contractual obligations, we play an active role in campus life and take the lead on a range of issues that affect the lives of faculty and librarians and the quality of education offered at the University.

6/30/2020 MSP Contract Information Membership Meeting Resources

View the slides from the 6/30/2020 MSP contract information member meeting.  Topics include: the campus reopening plan, items to continue to be negotiated, the one year contract extension, tentative agreements, workload adjustments for converting to high-quality courses online and technology and childcare support agreements.

6/23/2020 Membership Meeting Resources

View the slides from the 6/23/2020 General Assembly Membership Meeting.  Topics include: the UMass Budget, the one year contract extension, tentative agreements and what we know about the fall.

5/21/2020 UUU Town Hall Meeting Slides

View the slides from the 5/21/2020 UMass Unions United virtual town hall meeting.