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Letter to NTT Faculty

5/18/2020

Dear Colleagues,

With the end of classes last week, we want to congratulate you all on the amazing work of this semester, even as we must bring important and disappointing news.  As many of you have no doubt already heard, several days ago the UMass Boston Administration took drastic action in the name of preparing for a worst-case scenario for the Fall.  Chief among them is an initiative to reduce our ranks, targeting all those NTT faculty not yet on continuing appointment. 

Contact Congress for federal money and an update on legislative efforts

5/13/2020

Dear Colleague:

We know that many of you are concerned about the non-reappointments of NTT associate lecturers and some lecturers, and budget cutbacks. We will be following up directly with members who have received such notices with more information.  In the meantime, here’s how you can help:

Update on Budget Cuts and Information on NTT Fall 20 Appointments

5/13/2020

Dear Colleague,

Across the UMass System, because they are facing shortfalls in the 2019-20 budget (UMass Boston is not facing shut a shortfall), campuses are asking staff at Lowell, Amherst, Dartmouth, and UMass Medical to take furloughs (unpaid days of work; some have accepted these).  UMass Lowell laid off 60 out of 130 maintenance staff.  UMass Amherst and Lowell did not provide classes for fall 2020 to adjunct faculty whom they cannot re-hire. 

All union meeting tomorrow, letter to Meehan

5/11/2020

Dear Colleague,

We hope you are doing well. Below is the information for tomorrow’s town hall and information  on a union coalition letter we signed and sent to President Meehan.

► All-Union Meeting on the Budget Cuts: Tomorrow, Tuesday 5/12, 12-1pm.  We will be discussing what is happening on other campuses, at UMB, and will plan and organize for anticipated budget cuts.   See the attached flier. 

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