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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst



The JCC is the legal entity that associates the MSP and the FSU (Faculty Staff Union) into one local union that spans two campuses: UMass Amherst and UMass Boston. The JCC is the body that bargains and submits our collective bargaining agreements for ratification, formulates and implements policies and programs of the local, and determines whether or not to submit grievances to outside arbitrations. MSP and FSU share JCC expenses including our shared bookkeeper, annual audits, payroll services, and arbitration costs.

JCC Bylaws (PDF)


Although the MSP and FSU are affiliated with the JCC, the MSP runs its day-to-day affairs independently of FSU in order to ensure that the faculty and librarians on the Amherst campus receive representation best suited to their needs. MSP has its own bylaws to govern our organization on our campus.

MSP Bylaws (PDF)