• Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

    Reminder: Take 10 minutes to contact your State Rep to restore MA Arts and Humanities funding

    by  • April 12, 2017 • Calls to Action, Legislation, News

    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...

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    Voice your support for the endangered UMass Amherst Labor Center

    by  • September 26, 2016 • Calls to Action, News

    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...

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    AFL-CIO: Tell University Administrators to Stop Their Anti-Union Campaign

    by  • September 10, 2016 • Calls to Action, Legislation, News

    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...

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    Senate Budget Released on May 17th

    by  • May 15, 2016 • DIYA, Legislation, News

    Heads up!

    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,...

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    How To Watch The MA House Budget Debate

    by  • April 25, 2016 • DIYA, Events, Legislation, News

    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...

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    MA House Ways & Means Budget (Part Two) – Our Libraries, the Film Tax Credit, MOTT, & the RTCs

    by  • April 14, 2016 • Calls to Action, DIYA, Issues, Legislation, News

    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...

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