DGCE Contract Ratification Notice

July 24, 2018

The ratification vote on the proposed collective bargaining agreement between the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) unit of the Massachusetts State College Association for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020, will be conducted via mail.

The ratification vote is open to MSCA union members only in the bargaining unit covered by the proposed 2018-2020 agreement.  Ratification is by secret ballot.

Ballots will be mailed to DGCE union members’ home addresses on Monday, July 30, 2018Ballots must be received at the MSCA Treasurer’s Office, 91 Burrill Avenue, Bridgewater, MA 02325 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018.  A postage-paid return envelope will be included with the ballot.

If you have moved recently, please contact the Treasurer’s Office immediately at (508) 531-2793 in order to ensure that the MSCA has your correct mailing address.

Ballots will be opened and tabulating begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at the MSCA Treasurer’s Office, 91 Burrill Avenue, Bridgewater, MA.  The tabulation of ballots is open to all MSCA union members in the DGCE unit.  Results will be posted on the MSCA website www.mscaunion.org.

The 2015-2017 collective bargaining agreement is posted on the MSCA website www.mscaunion.org/contracts.  The tentative agreement that spells out the changes to the 2015-2017 agreement is on the reverse side of this notice and is posted on the MSCA website.

The Massachusetts State College Association is affiliated with the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the National Education Association.

The MSCA Board of Directors voted unanimously to recommend ratification of the proposed 2018-2020 collective bargaining agreement.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed changes to the DGCE collective bargaining agreement you can call MTA Consultant Sean Barrett at (800) 878-8000 (ext. 8262) or email the MSCA President’s Office at president@mscaunion.org at any time.