Time is very short (Thursday noon) to ask your state representative to sign on to amendments currently submitted by concerned legislators to restore much needed arts, humanities and science funding to the proposed FY2018 budget.
Find out how to make that call/email here:
This important step is necessary so that amendments attached to the FY2018 budget to...Read more →
There are many artists’ unions in the U.S. (SAG-AFTRA, the Boston Musicians’ Association, the National Writer’s Union, to name a few) and many artists of all disciplines who hold part-time jobs as adjunct professors, and/or work in labor positions for their second jobs. Therefore, it is distressing to learn that UMass Amherst’s Labor Center, as well as many labor...Read more →
In the wake of the recent NLRB ruling permitting graduate teaching and research assistants at private universities to unionize, the Harvard Crimson reports that administrators and graduate students look forward to a meeting to discuss the way forward.
“We look forward to talking with the administration about having a free and fair union...Read more →
It is going to a very busy two weeks up at the Massachusetts State House.
The Senate Ways & Means budget is slated to be released on Tuesday, May 17th at 11am. Amendments to the Senate budget will more than likely need to be filed by Friday, May 20th, and on Tuesday, May 24th,...Read more →
FILMS = JOBS ADVOCACY DAY
Monday, May 9th. MA State House
Join us at the State House on Monday, May 9th for an important day...Read more →
Your State Representative needs to hear from you!
For those who have not done so, please contact your State Representative to support eight House budget amendments and oppose two House budget amendments.
Our post from Friday contains all you need to know – what amendments artists need to advocate for, which to oppose, and...Read more →
House budget debate begins today!
Today, the House is slated to start its debate on the proposed House budget at 10am. When either the House or Senate is in what is called “formal session”, the State House, by law, needs to remain open to the public. This means if the debate goes into the late...Read more →
Yesterday, the House committee released its Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget proposal. To review the House FY 2017 Budget: https://malegislature.gov/Budget/FY2017/House.
As we mentioned in our previous blog post, the House budget is the second step in our state’s budget process: https://malegislature.gov/Budget/Process. The first step of the budget process was the release of...Read more →