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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

How to Join

Fill Out a Membership Form

In order to become a member of MSP and authorize payroll deduction of your dues, please complete this fillable .pdf MEMBERSHIP FORM and email it to us at msp@umass.edu.

Pay Membership Dues

As an MSP member you are also a member of the MTA and NEA. MSP dues include MTA and NEA dues. Any increases in MSP dues are approved at the Spring General Assembly Membership Meeting and any increases in MTA and NEA dues are voted by delegates at the MTA Annual Meeting each May and at the NEA Representative Assembly each summer.  Dues are assessed based on your yearly Full-Time Equivalency. Total Full-Time dues for 2021-2022 (including MSP, MTA, and NEA dues) are $965.00. For a part-time member's assessment information please contact the MSP office.

Deductions for dues are taken monthly, nine time per year.  Academic year 2021-2022 payroll deduction dates are 10/1/21, 10/29/21, 11/26/21, 12/24/21, 1/21/22, 3/4/22, 4/1/22, 4/29/22, 5/27/22. 

Deducting Your 2020 Dues on Your Taxes

Your 2020 membership dues payments to MSP may be tax deductible under the category of "Unreimbursed Employee Expenses" when an employee uses Schedule A (Form 1040), line 21, or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 7. Please contact your tax professional for advice and see IRS Publication 529.

The standard Full-Time amount paid in dues via payroll deduction in 2020 was $952.96. If you were not on payroll deduction for all payroll deduction paychecks in 2020, or if your FTE was an amount other than 100%, please contact the MSP office for your specific figures including the date(s) paid.

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Get Involved!

Once you join the MSP, we want to hear from you and hope you will be an active participant. Learn more about our current campaigns and see the many ways that you can get involved locally or on the statewide level. Contact the MSP office or any of our Executive Board members to learn how to get more involved with the MSP.