PRO/UAW is the Union for Post-Docs at UMass. Through collective bargaining we will have the legal right to negotiate with the University as equals for better wages, benefits and working conditions. Once we establish our Union, we will elect a bargaining team and survey the members about what they would like to see in a contract. Then, we will have an opportunity to democratically approve the agreement we negotiate with UMass before it becomes a legally binding contract. Once we have a contract, the University will no longer be able to unilaterally change the terms and conditions of our employment.
Getting involved in the Union is one of the best ways to ensure that the Union will be strong and have broad support. To get involved and learn more about different ways you can participate in our Union, please contact the UMass PRO/UAW office at 413-549-1730 or organize[at]umassprouaw.org.