STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE: UMASS-LOWELL, ADJUNCT FACULTY REACH TENTATIVE CONTRACT DEAL
After working without a contract for nearly three years, adjunct faculty members at UMass Lowell have a tentative three-year deal in place that features raises totaling between 18.1 percent and 19.3 percent and other benefits for senior adjunct faculty.
According to the UMass Lowell Union of Adjunct Faculty, the union expects to ratify the tentative contract on Nov. 13-14. About 500 adjunct faculty members at the Lowell campus are affected by the deal, the union said.
“We are very proud of the fight we waged to obtain justice for the faculty and students at UMass Lowell,” Ellen Martins, president of the union, said in a statement Monday. “The gains made in this contract will improve working conditions for our members and in turn learning conditions for UML students, which is always our members’ top priority.”