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Fair Share: Taxing Massachusetts Millionaires to Fund Education and Transportation

Fair Share: Taxing Massachusetts Millionaires to Fund Education and Transportation

Fall 2015

By Sofya Aptekar, Sociology

Imagine having 1.3 billion dollars to fund education and transportation needs in Massachusetts, including higher education.

Interrogating Structural Racism on Campus

Interrogating Structural Racism on Campus

Fall 2015

By Sofya Aptekar, Sociology, Assistant Editor

President's Letter

Spring 15

Dear colleagues:

It is my pleasure to serve as your FSU President. Here is an update on some important issues.

Bargaining

We completed bargaining on most issues in the fall. The major elements of the new contract include:

Raises of up to 3.5% per year over three years (split between a 2.1% cost of living and 1.4% merit).

Benefits for all half-time NTTs (there is no longer a waiting period).

Promotions for NTTs by FTE, not calendar year accumulations.

A Year of Organizing

By Jennifer Berkshire, union news editor

Spring 15

When members of the Faculty Staff Union gathered outside of the Chancellor’s office on March 11, they came armed with chants, signs and a single question: what happened to the money that was appropriated to pay for faculty and staff raises? The demonstration, which resulted in Vice Chancellor Ellen O’Connor coming out to speak to protesters, was just the latest in what is shaping up to be a season of organizing.

 

Report from the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Caucus

By Ursula Tafe, political science, FSU executive committee

Spring 15

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