The purpose of the MSCA is to organize and consolidate the efforts of its members to maintain and improve public higher education in the Commonwealth in general and State University education in particular; to develop and advocate policies for improving the welfare of its members; and to negotiate, to submit for approval, and to enforce collective bargaining agreements for its members.
Benefits to Membership:
We encourage you to join the Massachusetts State College Association, the union which bargains with the employer for our collective benefit, works with the employer to improve labor-management relations and productivity while simultaneously defending bargaining unit members’ rights and academic freedom. Benefits of joining the union fall into three general categories: governance rights, legal services, and group discount purchasing power.
Basic information on the MSCA: Fact Sheet
MSCA Conflict of Interest Policy: MSCA Conflict of Interest Policy.
MSCA Whistleblower Policy: MSCA Whistleblower Policy
MSCA Publication: MSCA Perspective Note: The MSCA Perspective was last published in 2011.
MSCA Constitution: MSCA Constitution
Employee Rights to Union Representation:
If you think that any provision of the MSCA day or DGCE contract has been violated in relationship to your state university employment, please contact your local chapter president or your local chapter grievance officer. Grievances must be filed no later than 10 days after the alleged violation, so don’t delay!
As an employee represented by a union, you are entitled by law to Weingarten Rights, which guarantee you the right to have a union representative with you during any investigatory interview by any representative of management.
Union Governance Rights:
If you elect to join the Massachusetts State College Association, you will have full governance rights in all four union affiliates to which you pay your union dues.
Other Important Links:
2019 MSCA Voucher (revised January 1, 2019)