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Massachusetts Society of Professors

The Union of Faculty and Librarians at UMass Amherst

Press Release: MSP COVID Relief Donation

The Massachusetts Society of Professors has announced a $5,000 donation to be split equally between the UMass Student Care and Emergency Response Fund (SCERF) and the Western Massachusetts Area Federation (WMALF) Feed the Front Lines program.

With the arrival and spread of COVID-19, the Massachusetts Society of Professors (MSP), the union for UMass Amherst’s faculty and librarians, has made substantial changes to its daily operations.  Although the MSP continues to lobby for the professional rights of our members, our advocacy now happens through virtual platforms as we, like many others, have moved to a stay-at-home work model. 

This transition to a remote work model has also freed funds currently encumbered for professional development activities for officers and staff.  On April 15, the MSP governing board voted to unencumber this money and redirect $5,000 of it to two local relief efforts.

Read the full April 15, 2020 press release.