Higher Education

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About MTA Higher Education
The MTA represents approximately 18,000 higher education members. They work on the Amherst, Boston and Lowell campuses of the University of Massachusetts system, at nine state universities, and at 15 community colleges. Members include faculty, part-time and continuing education faculty, administrators, librarians and support staff.

Higher Education Leadership Council
The Higher Education Leadership Council, which is best known as HELC, is an MTA network made up of MTA higher education local association presidents and Board members.

Wage Equity Study

Wage study shows public higher education faculty, staff salaries lagging

A salary study conducted on behalf of the MTA shows that the wages of faculty and staff, when adjusted for cost of living, are substantially below those of colleagues working at public colleges and universities in nearby states, as well as at those located in states similar to Massachusetts.

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cepp higher education survey

The MTA is interested in better understanding the workplace experiences of faculty and staff at Massachusetts' public higher education institutions.

In this survey, you will be presented with questions related to:

  • The roles and responsibilities of faculty and staff.
  • Relationships with peers/colleagues within the department.
  • Career progression.
  • Job satisfaction.

This survey can be completed by union members and non-members within the bargaining unit.

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college debt crisis Read the new Campus Debt Reveal report by faculty, staff and students at public colleges and universities to see the extent and impact of the campus debt crisis – as well as solutions.

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Speaking Out for Our Students and Our Campuses

Aruna's Story

Don't miss Aruna's story about state disinvestment on her campus and how that's impacting her students—and what our union is doing to fight back. Aruna Krishnamurthy is an English Professor at Fitchburg State University.

Franklin Ortiz, UMass Boston professional staff

Tell legislators to pass the Cherish Act now

Tell Your Legislators: Pass the Cherish Act Now

Higher Ed For All: kelli rae adams

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