UMass-Lowell Is Accused of Retaliating Against Adjunct-Union Leader

Labor leaders at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell are demanding that the university reverse its decision to fire the leader of the campus's adjunct-faculty union from a music instructor's position she had held there for 28 years.

University officials have argued, however, that they acted properly in refusing to renew the contract of the instructor, Ellen Michaud Martins, as part of a shift to using more full-time instructors to handle teaching there. They have denied