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Parking Bargaining Update


Dear CSU, DCU, FSU and PSU members,

You all received the email from Parking & Transportation last Tuesday afternoon, unilaterally announcing changes to our parking systems. We believe that these changes will create barriers to employees and students accessing parking, as well as raising safety and privacy concerns, as license plates are registered and scanned and information is stored by the university.

Today, the unions communicated a Cease and Desist to the University administration, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws C. 150E and the Collective Bargaining Agreements demanding that the University bargain in good faith and cease and desist from unilaterally adjusting the parking pay structure and policies by implementing the rates and policies sent to the UMass Boston community. 

The parties all remain in successor negotiations, including over parking, and it is the position of the unions that any changes to parking arrangements can only take place through the bargaining process. 

We will provide you with updates on these matters in the future. If you have other concerns, please contact your representative, listed below, on the multi-union parking bargaining team.

In solidarity,

Janelle Quarles (CSU)

Rachel Rubin (DCU)

Caroline Coscia and Joseph Brown (FSU) 

Anneta Argyres, Michelle Browning, and Jeffrey Carter (PSU)