Victory! Raises Authorized for Dec. 14th Paycheck!
On the evening of 11/29 the MSP received this message: "The president and chancellors decided today to authorize the FY18 and FY19 salary adjustments and retroactive payments for the fourteen approved state-funded units. In addition, campuses are authorized to process salary adjustments for non-units for the same period. Campus HR is making every effort to process the increases and retro payments for the December 14 pay check."
We did it! Thank you to everyone who made phone calls, posted on social media, sent emails, and prepared to do more...our voices were heard. President Meehan received hundreds of calls, from union members on all the UMass campuses, with promises of more actions to come.
We will remain vigilant, of course, but this is very good news. Yesterday we were being told that there just was not enough money to pay the raises we were owed. Our collective voices made all the difference.