Category: President’s Letter

  • President’s Message: May 17, 2024

    President’s Message: May 17, 2024

    Hello APA Members, I wanted to provide an update on negotiations. Our Executive Board has been working hard and putting in a lot of long hours drafting proposals for language changes to our contract. These proposals are a direct response to the survey results and issues that were identified as the most important. thanks to…

  • President’s Message: April 29, 2024

    President’s Message: April 29, 2024

    Hello APA Members, I wanted to provide you with a quick update on some recent APA events: I wish you all a happy and stress-free commencement. Thank you for all you do for our students and campuses. In solidarity,Seth Bean, APA President

  • President’s Message: December 4, 2023

    President’s Message: December 4, 2023

    Hello APA Members, Our contracts have passed the State Legislature!  Thanks to our advocacy, as a union, as unions working together across industries and across the state, 116 representatives showed up today, during an informal session, and DID THEIR JOB!  They had the votes to certify they had a quorum of members to vote on…

  • President’s Message: December 1, 2023

    President’s Message: December 1, 2023

    Hello APA Members, Yesterday was a great day in Union Solidarity, as Higher Education unions including APA, MSCA, AFSCME, and unions representing members at the community colleges and the UMASS system all demonstrated at Noon yesterday in protest of the delay of our contracts being funded.  Please check our website, www.maapa.org, for links to the media…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A Message from the President – 2022 January

    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…