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  • Letter From MTA President Max Page and Vice President Deb McCarthy

    Letter From MTA President Max Page and Vice President Deb McCarthy

    November 16, 2023 Greetings,  Roughly 15,000 MTA members working at community colleges, state universities and UMass are caught up in the dysfunction of a state Legislature unable to pass a supplemental budget that will fund their negotiated contracts.  These contracts were settled months ago. Governor Maura Healey forwarded the contracts to the Legislature, yet lawmakers…

  • President’s Message: November 9, 2023

    President’s Message: November 9, 2023

    Hello APA Members!   Thanks to the efforts of our APA Executive Board and APA members across the state, our state representatives heard our requests, pleas, demands for the APA and MSCA contracts to be added to the closeout budget bill.  The APA and MSCA contracts were both added to an amendment to House Bill…

  • President’s Message: September 1, 2023

    President’s Message: September 1, 2023

    Hello APA Members,  The Executive Board of the APA has reached tentative agreement with the representatives of the Board of Higher Education and the Council of Presidents for a one-year extension of our current collective bargaining agreement.  This agreement will include an important retroactive 4% raise on July 1, 2023, and 4% on January 1, 2024.  This…

  • Minutes 2023-06

    Date/Time: Friday, June 16, 2023 at 10:00am Location: Emery Rice Hall, 101 Academy Dr, Buzzards Bay MA 02532 Present APA Statewide APA Chapter Presidents Guests Absent APA Statewide APA Chapter Presidents Call to Order Approval of Minutes Public Comments President’s Report – (S. McNeil) Treasurer’s Report – Maria Brunelle Membership and Data – Aaron Childs Website –…

  • Minutes 2023-04

    Date/Time: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 9:00am Location: Zoom Room Present APA Statewide APA Chapter Presidents Guests Absent APA Statewide APA Chapter Presidents Call to Order Approval of Minutes Public Comments President’s Report – Seth Bean APA Delegates for MTA Annual Meeting April 28-29, 2023 @ MassMutual Center, Springfield MA – 25 Delegates spots are available for…

  • Minutes 2023-03

    Date/Time: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 9:00am Location: Zoom Room Present APA Statewide APA Chapter Presidents Guests Absent APA Statewide APA Chapter Presidents Call to Order Approval of Minutes Public Comments President’s Report – Seth Bean Treasurer’s Report – Maria Brunelle Membership and Data – Aaron Childs Website – Gerol Petruzella Health and Welfare Fund Report –…

  • President’s Message: March 2023

    President’s Message: March 2023

    Greetings APA Members, It looks like Spring is finally here, and after the last bits of winter we had recently, I for one am ready for it. I hope everyone is looking forward to upcoming celebrations for our students later this spring. I write to tell you about some exciting changes in the APA. Thanks…

  • Question: Additional Duties

    Question: Additional Duties

    Question: An APA staff member* has left work and I have had to take on some or all of their job duties. When do I qualify for additional pay for doing this? What are my next steps? Answer: The first step is to get it in writing that you are expected to assume these duties. Once the time…

  • Minutes 2023-02

    Date/Time: Friday, February 17, 2023 at 9:00am Location: Zoom Room Present APA Statewide APA Chapter Presidents Guests Absent APA Statewide APA Chapter Presidents Call to Order Approval of Minutes Public Comments President’s Report – Susan McNeil for Seth Bean Treasurer’s Report – Maria Brunelle Membership and Data – Aaron Childs Website – Gerol Petruzella Health and Welfare…

  • Bylaw Vote: Results

    Bylaw Vote: Results

    Thank you to everyone that participated in our bylaw changes vote.  We have accepted the changes to our bylaws that now permit executive board meeting minutes approval by email, Chapter Vice Presidents to represent their Chapter when their Chapter President is unable to attend our Executive Board meetings, and expand who is considered part of…