Dear MSCA Members:
By now, everyone should have received
a letter from
my office concerning the developments in the contract funding process that
took place during the week of June 20th. On June 24th, the parties executed
a memorandum of agreement
concerning the concessions sought by the Executive Office of Administration
and Finance; this memorandum was hand-delivered to the Chancellor's Office
on the same day. Both the letter
and the memorandum have
been posted on the MSCA website mscaunion.org.
Since that date, we have received
no information as to the status of the funding request for our contract and
no information as to when we should expect a decision to be made and communicated
to us. In light of this situation, the MSCA Bargaining Committee will hold
an emergency meeting as soon as possible to develop strategies to recommend
to the MSCA Board of Directors to secure funding for the contract.
One personal note -- I am experiencing
some difficulty with my AOL email account. Should you ever send me an email
message and not receive a response within 72 hours, please do not hesitate
to contact my office directly (978-542-7282). The voice mail at that number
is checked every business day throughout the year.
Thank you again for your support
and patience during this process.
Patricia V. Markunas, MSCA President
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