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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

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Join MSP

Become an MSP member today and join our faculty and librarians advocating for UMass and Public Higher Education.

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Know Your Contract

Familiarize yourself with your contract, the primary source of faculty and librarians' rights.

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Get Involved

Participate in an MSP campaign and engage in issues affecting our union, university and community.

The Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP) is the union on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus representing librarians and faculty, including tenure track faculty, lecturers, extension faculty, clinical faculty and research faculty. The MSP’s primary responsibility is to protect and enhance faculty and librarian members' economic position and professional rights. In addition to carrying out our contractual obligations, we play an active role in campus life and take the lead on a range of issues that affect the lives of faculty and librarians and the quality of education offered at the University.

Update on Contract Funding!

At long last, we are happy to report that the new MSP contract has been funded!  Our salary increases were in the supplemental budget that was just passed by the legislature and signed by the governor.  

MSP Retreat 2018

MSP 2018 Retreat

MSP board members, reps and activists gathered August 30, 2018 to discuss MSP's priorities and focus for the upcoming year, including: new member organizing and funding for higher education.