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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst


The bargaining team for the 2017-2020 contract preparing for negotiations during a caucus

Contract Ratified!

The MSP ratified our new agreement by an overwhelming margin on June 25th, 2018. Summaries of the contract changes and MOAs are below:

2014 - 2017 Contract (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017; still in effect until successor contract ratified by membership)

Specific Programs and Contract Provisions of Interest, 2014-2017 contract*
*2017-2018 and 2018-2020 contract specific language and links will be coming soon. Please contact the office if you have questions regarding changes to contract language for specific provisions. 

The Red Book (or Academic Personnel Policy)

The Redbook, or the Academic Personnel Policy, governs all Personnel Policies at UMass Amherst. Some of the language in the MSP contract modifies, incorporates or references the Redbook Policies.

UMass Amherst Websites

Most policies and guidance documents relating to faculty and librarians are maintained on these sections of the UMass Amherst website:

Calendars and Time Lines for Personnel Actions

Your Right to Union Representation