News and Events

  • Cherish Act Events
    It is important we show the legislature how important equity in Higher Ed is to our community, please consider attending these upcoming Cherish Act events if you are available! Legislative Luncheon TimeMonday, January 29, 202412 – 1:30pm EST LocationBridgewater State University131 Summer StBallroomBridgewater, MA 02324 Join the Bridgewater State University… Read more: Cherish Act Events
  • Cost of Living Increases and Retro Payments – December 2023
    From the Office of the Comptroller: Cost of Living Increases, Retro Payments will be processed simultaneously; paychecks issues with a check date of Friday, December 22. Due to the Legislature’s recent enactment and Governor’s signature of the Closeout Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Year 2023, the Office of the Comptroller will… Read more: Cost of Living Increases and Retro Payments – December 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… Read more: President’s Message: December 4, 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,,… Read more: President’s Message: December 1, 2023
  • November 30 Demonstrations
    On Thursday, state university employees on campuses across the Commonwealth gathered to urge the state Legislature to fund the already negotiated and ratified contracts for 60,000 state employees, including 15,000 MTA higher ed members. Photo Highlights News Articles
  • Letter From APA Executive Board
    November 21, 2023 Hello APA Members, Yesterday was a great day for Massachusetts union solidarity. APA joined thousands of union workers across the state from many different state departments who showed up to make it clear that our contracts need to be funded.  Our very own Susan McNeil, State-wide VP… Read more: Letter From APA Executive Board
  • 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… Read more: President’s Message: November 9, 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… Read more: President’s Message: September 1, 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… Read more: President’s Message: March 2023
  • 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… Read more: Bylaw Vote: Results
  • Annual Meeting
    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!
  • 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… Read more: A Message from the President – 2022 January
  • Election Results
    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.