Massachusetts: Angry UMD union rejects contract

by E Wayne Ross on June 8, 2009 Angry UMD union rejects contract

DARTMOUTH — Under the pall of a proposed restructuring that would eliminate 64 full-time union positions, UMass Dartmouth’s largest bargaining unit has rejected a proposed three-year contract agreement.

By a vote of 76 in favor, 161 opposed, with two abstentions, the 600-member Faculty Federation’s Faculty, Librarians and Professional Technicians unit rejected the agreement that had been hammered out earlier this month.