Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass unions submit a petition to Board of Trustees for concessions

By Marie MacCune

September 29, 2014

The University of Massachusetts Unions United Coalition submitted a petition to the UMass Board of Trustees last week. The petition follows in the wake of an on-campus rally, a hearing with the Massachusetts Department of Labor...

UMass unions rally against benefit concession

By Marie MacCune

September 8, 2014

Members from all unions on campus rallied around the Whitmore Administration Building in protest of the University of Massachusetts’ concessionary bargaining proposals last Friday. According to Donna Johnson, president of...

If there’s labor unrest in Wisconsin, why don’t they go to bed?

By Matthew M. Robare

February 22, 2011

The current situation in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott Walker has proposed a bill that will strip almost all government employees of their collective bargaining rights, has profound implications for the future of...

Unions protect bad teachers, not students

By Shane Cronin

April 26, 2010

During the early 20th century, when working conditions were appalling, employers were ruthless and labor laws didn’t exist in the United States, vulnerable workers formed unions to protect themselves. Many unions, however,...