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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

1/30/19 All Union Meeting to Increase Funding for Public Higher Education

Please join the UMass Amherst unions next Wednesday, January 30th, from 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Amherst Room (10th floor of the Campus Center) to talk about our campaign to win legislative approval for critical funding for public higher education.

How would your life change if UMass Amherst's budget increased by more than $100 million per year? How would it affect your workload, student services, and your ability to do excellent work?


On a per-student basis, state support for public higher education in Massachusetts is fully one third less than it was in 2001. The Fund Our Future campaign is a coalition effort to increase funding for public higher education statewide by more than $500 million per year. If passed, UMass Amherst could receive an estimated $118 million more annually.


Representative Mindy Domb will be here to share news about current legislation; campus union leaders and student activists will talk about joining the movement to Fund Our Future; and we will share our visions for UMass and plans to win.


Pizza and salads will be provided. For more information on the Fund Our Future Campaign please visit: For more information about this event please contact the MSP: