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We will be receiving our retro pay!

Dear Colleagues: 

It is my greatest pleasure to inform you that we will receive our retroactive salary increases back to July 1, 2014.  Recall that we finally received our cost of living increases on May 3, 2015, but these were supposed to begin on July 1, 2014.  We received our merit pay in June 2015 (back to May 3), but merit pay was supposed to be awarded back to the first paycheck in January, 2015.  We are now scheduled to receive back pay for both of these raises by the end of October of this year.  We will keep you informed.  

Many people helped us win this retroactive pay by attending rallies, tabling, distributing and/or wearing stickers, posting signs, and signing the online petition, which garnered over 1000 signatures.  We worked across the state and across unions in order to receive the money owed to us.  This hard work is responsible for this just outcome.  Thanks to all of you for all your help and participation in these actions.  

Another update will be sent shortly after the semester begins.  I do hope you have had an enjoyable summer and will see you all soon.  

Marlene Kim

Faculty Staff Union President, and 


Department of Economics

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA  02125


Voice: 617/287-6954

Fax:     617/287-6976