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: 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 […]
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 […]
Question: Advocacy Day
Question: What is Higher Ed for All Advocacy Day? Answer: On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, the Massachusetts Teachers’ Association (MTA) is hosting a day of action at the Massachusetts State House from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event will call attention to the goals of fully funding community colleges, state universities and UMass campuses to implement […]
All APA members are invited to attend our annual meeting, held this year on Friday November 18, 2022 @ Salem State University and remotely on Zoom. Contact your local chapter officers for more information. We hope to see you there!
Question: Grievance Arbitration?
Question: What is the process to request my grievance be arbitrated? Who makes the decision to arbitrate a grievance? Will I get a chance to present my grievance? Answer: As the exclusive representative of the unionized positions in the APA, the APA Executive Board considers grievances cases that have been denied through the two grievance steps to […]
A Message from the President – 2022 January
January 24, 2022 Dear Statewide Members, I hope you were all able to find time to rest and enjoy the company of family and friends during the holidays and are as ready as you can be for our Spring Semester that is underway for many, if not all, of our campuses. I am excited and […]
Official results of the APA Statewide Officer Election – 2021: President: Seth Bean Vice President: Susan McNeil Secretary: Mark Powers Do you approve of the change to the APA by-law language?: Yes Full results available to view on electionrunner.