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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

Contract Bargaining

Contract Ratification

MSP members have ratified their 2020-2023 sucessor agreement by an overwhelming majority! We have a huge appreciation to the bargaining team, MSP board and officers, and especially to all faculty and librarians who participated, answered surveys, came to negotiations, testified about issues, and participated in open meetings.  We couldn't have done it without everyone's efforts and we are excited to start implementing the benefits we have won. Please see our summary of tentative agreements for highlights.

2020-2023 Sucessor Contract Bargaining

Following the one-year contract extension and COVID crisis response agreement, the MSP resumed negotiations for our successor contract in March 2021.  

Our 2021 bargaining principles and priorities included:

The 2020-2023 Contract Bargaining Team consisted of Eve Weinbaum (Labor Center), Asha Nadkarni (English), Jacquie Kurland (Communication Disorders), Marc Liberatore (Computer Science), Kate Zdepski (Libraries), Heather LaPenn (MTA), Mickey Gallagher (MSP) and Lori Reardon (MSP).

Contract Bargaining Update Archive

3/25/22 Membership Meeting (PowerPoint Presentation)
1/31/2022
4/23/2021
4/16/2021
4/2/2021
3/26/2021
11/18/2021 (NTT Bargaining Update Meeting)
11/19/2021

Kathleen Lugosch and Christine Turner on Bargaining [Watch on Vimeo]