MSCA Perspective
Massachusetts State College Association Newsletter - July 2001



At the State House
During the spring semester state legislative committees held many hearings on bills sponsored by the MTA and endorsed by the MSCA. Most bills concerned retirement issues.

BOOK REVIEW: Not Automatic: Women and the Left in the Forging of the United Auto Workers
By Sol and Genora Johnson Dollinger
New York: Monthly Review Press, 2000
Reviewed by Nan Wiegersma

A Note from the Editor on . . . Now and the Future
By Patricia Johnston

In The Association
MSCA Salary Database Committee Reactivated: Consolidated Grievances Filed; MSCA Treasury Moves from Westfield to Bridgewater; Contract Implementation Issue; Bargaining on Distance Education and Intellectual Property Rights; New DGCE Contract Available: Day Contract in Progress.

MTA Sues State Over Failure to Fund Retirements
The MTA has filed a complaint to force the BHE to fully fund retirement plans for its members who are enrolled in the Optional Retirement Program (ORP).

First Salary Increases Now in Paychecks

State Retirement Board Makes Policy Change in Treatment of Part-time Creditable Service

State House Ceremony Caps Three Years of Bargaining


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