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Event Reminders: today MTA candidates forum, April 18th Retirement: Understanding Social Security and Government Pensions

4/16/2024

Dear Member,

We write to remind you of two events happening this week.

MTA Officer Candidates Forum, Tuesday April 16th 12PM -1PM

Prior to the election at this year's MTA Annual Meeting, April 26-27, the PSU and the other UMass Boston and Amherst MTA Locals have invited the candidates for MTA President and Vice-President to meet with our members via zoom. 



All three candidates—Max Page, Deb McCarthy, and Yahaira Rodriguez—have confirmed that they will attend.

The Point: Husky Truths

4/11/2024

This week’s Point was written by Jeff Melnick, Professor of American Studies

Dear Colleagues,

Nuts & Bolts: FSU Annual Meeting, Online Course Development, Labor Based Grading, MTA candidate forum and thinking about retiring

4/8/2024

Dear Members,

It is finally here- the eclipse is just hours away.  If you are on campus the partial eclipse begins at 2:16PM with peak occurring at 3:29PM. It ends at 4:39PM.  I am ready with my solar glasses.   

FSU Annual Meeting, April 23rd at 3pm

Our annual meeting is two weeks away!   Please join to us hear what your union has been doing, the status of activities (bargaining, parking bargaining, and coalition work), and adopting a budget for the next year.

The Point: Boston University Graduate Workers on Strike – Their Fight is Our Fight!

4/4/2024

This week’s edition of The Point was written by Professor Steve Striffler of the Labor Resource Center.

Thousands of Boston University graduate student workers went on strike last week.   After bargaining for nine months in fourteen different sessions, and filing five unfair labor practice charges, the Boston University Graduate Workers Union (BUGWU) finally called a strike that had been authorized by the overwhelming majority of its members.

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