About MTA Higher Education
The MTA represents approximately 18,000 higher education members. They work on the Amherst, Boston and Lowell campuses of the University of Massachusetts system, at nine state universities, and at 15 community colleges. Members include faculty, part-time and continuing education faculty, administrators, librarians and support staff.
Speaking Out for Our Students and Our Campuses
Don't miss Aruna's story about state disinvestment on her campus and how that's impacting her studen...
Cathy Fahey, Research and Instructional Librarian at Salem State University
Illuminating the need to defend public higher education
MTA higher education locals — working with The Illuminator, a group of activist artists based in New York City — lit up campuses and communities on Nov. 18 and 19 with high-powered projections and personal messages as they advocated for the funding necessary to stop damaging job and program cuts on their campuses — and support, rather than the crushing burden of debt, for students. The tour included Springfield, Amherst, Worcester, Dartmouth, Boston and Salem, and it drew union members from community colleges, state universities and UMass campuses.
The 'Real' Stories From Our Campuses
Students are going into deep levels of debt because the state has failed to properly fund public higher education. The MTA is collecting stories that illustrate the impact of student debt as well as the serious need for increased state funding for our public colleges and universities.