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
Our 2021 bargaining principles and priorities included:
- Salary and benefits (across the board raises, merit, better dental and vision)
- Issues pertaining to Non-Tenure-Track faculty (expanding the Professional Improvement Leave program, introducing a Teaching Tenure Track, calculating continuing appointment by semesters not FTE)
- Online education (defining multi-modal as two courses, payment or workload adjustments for developing online courses)
- Gender and racial equity (more equitable workload processes, increasing pathway hires)
- Climate justice and sustainability (closing campus the week of thanksgiving and between Christmas and New Year’s, reducing food waste, eliminating plastic water bottles from campus)
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
Kathleen Lugosch and Christine Turner on Bargaining [Watch on Vimeo]