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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

Contract Bargaining

Members spilling out of a packed Cape Cod Lounge at an all union bargaining update Fall 2017

Your MSP bargaining team last met with the administration on 2/21/2018. We had eagerly anticipated this session because we expected to receive some improved new proposals. We were sadly disappointed. Although we have made progress on some small issues, the administration seems unwilling to seriously compromise on the priorities that matter most to faculty and librarians. After surveying our members on a wide range of issues last fall, we narrowed our focus to the top priorities that mattered most to the greatest number of people. None of the MSP’s demands are extraordinary or expensive or difficult to achieve.

Please read the 2/21/2018 Bargaining Update for more details on the issues currently on the bargaining table.

The MSP Executive Committee, Board, and Bargaining Team are planning actions that will communicate to the administration how important these issues are to faculty and librarians. We need your help. Please respond to MSP ( if you care about any of the issues on the bargaining table, and if you’d be willing to come to a mass meeting to win a better contract.

Previous bargaining updates: