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Unions Fight Health Insurance Increase

Unions Fight Health Insurance Increase

Fall 2015

Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Staff

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.

Celebrate October 23rd and Other Updates

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your semester is going well.  Here are some updates: 

1. We will be receiving our retroactive pay October 23, 2015.  Help us celebrate by joining us in the Ryan Lounge at lunch time.  Free pizza and drinks will be served.  More info will be sent. 

Important Fall Updates from the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back to campus for those of you who are returning.  For those of you who are new, welcome to UMass Boston and the Faculty Staff Union email update. 

Our retroactive raises will be paid:  In the paychecks scheduled for October 23, the administration plans to give us our retroactive cost of living raises owed us from July 1, 2014 to May 2, 2015 and our retroactive merit pay owed from January 2015 to May 2, 2015. 

Retirement Health Benefits Threatened for Public Employees

By Amy Todd, Assistant Editor, Union News, Anthropology

FALL 13

We tend to think of Massachusetts as a union-friendly state.  However, the introduction of House Bill 59, An Act Providing Retiree Healthcare Benefits Reform, is a sober reminder that we are not immune to legislative attacks on public sector workers. 

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