Legislative Efforts

Draconian budget cuts and other important information from the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

Please join is on Monday afternoon to prevent draconian budget cuts.  Information on other events is below:

► Budget Crisis and cuts.  We are hearing that the university is considering cutting 20% of all department and unit budgets across the board, and increasing parking fees up to $10. 

Tell the administration to cut ribbons, not budgets! 

Teach in on Wednesday cancelled and canvassing dates

Dear Colleague,

► FSU Teach-In on Public Higher Education:  This Wednesday October 5 has been postponed to another date.    We will keep you informed. 

► Save our Public Schools: 

Upcoming Events and Information from the FSU

Dear Colleague,

Welcome back to campus for those of you who are returning.  For those of you who are new, welcome to UMass Boston. 

  Most NTTs who were given notices of reappointment were hired back.  We do not have an exact figure, however.  Four faculty on continuing contracts were given layoff notices effective Fall 17 due to a projected lack of work.

Urgent message to your legislator or your health care cost share will increase

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great summer.  Two urgent issues require your attention:

1. Governor Charlie Baker has vetoed $412 million from the fiscal 2017 budget passed by the Legislature. These vetoes have serious repercussions for MTA members, including a potential increase in your health care cost share from 20% to 25% (if you are now paying 20%, your share will increase to 25%).  Other educational funding has been cut as well for non-faculty members. 

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