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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

Fair Share Amendment

The Fair Share Amendment would amend the Massachusetts constitution to include "an additional tax of 4 percent on that portion of annual taxable income in excess of $1,000,000 (one million dollars)" which would be spent only on transportation and public education. This would in turn provide a recurring $2 Biillion to the MA budget for education and transportation. The Fair Share Amendment will be on the November 2022 ballot. 

In order to win this ballot election, MTA members need to organize. That is why the MTA is holding a Summer Member Organizing Program, with paid positions, to mobilize the MTA membership of 115,000. This involves canvassing and calling other members and the community to help pass the Fair Share Amendment ballot initiative in the November general election. 

MTA Fair Share Amendment Presentation