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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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The Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston

 

Welcome to the FSU Site. Here you will find important information about our union, including the contract, a list of officers and Executive Committee members, the FSU office telephone number and our address. You will also find information about current issues. Please be sure to check the site regularly for the most recent issues facing our unit. We also have provided links to related sites that you may find useful for union issues and for professional activities.

Marlene Kim, President
fsu@umb.edu

 
 

FSU Bargaining update on NTT service and meeting this Friday at noon

8/14/17

Dear Colleague,

We hope you are having a great summer.  Here's the latest from the FSU:

Bargaining Update

8/14/17 (NOTE: for current and previous bargaining updates see here).

We have reached a (tentative) agreement with the Administration on Non-Tenure Track (NTT) service (and scholarship) and a procedure for Senior Lecturer IIs to receive a reduced teaching load for service or scholarship.

Rally on Friday at noon and petition for the Early Learning Center

Dear Colleague,

Below are the latest updates from the FSU:

► Budget cut update: 

Budget cuts and hearing on higher ed bill

Dear Colleague,

Below is the latest news around the budget cuts and an important bill hearing on Thursday. 

Budget Cuts:  There are many rumors about the budget cuts.  This is what we verified with the administration:

Voluntary Separation Program Info and Rally Next Saturday, June 20

Dear Colleague,

We hope you are having a good summer.  We are busy.  Below is an update:

Voluntary Separation Program and Other News

6/1/17

Dear Colleague,

Here’s information on the voluntary separation program and two important events:

Contract Negotiation Updates

6/1/17

Since our last update, we have met with the Administration three times, twice to discuss Clinical Nursing faculty proposals and once to discuss Librarian proposals. Needless to say, no agreement on either proposal has yet been reached though we remain engaged on both issues.

ACTIVIST ALERT: Wear or pass out ‘fund UMB’ stickers at graduation tomorrow

Dear Colleagues:

Campus organizers working with the Coalition to Save UMB have created eye-catching stickers that we're encouraging faculty, students, and others to wear at tomorrow's UMB undergraduate commencement.  The simple message:  "Fund UMB."

Voluntary separation bonus and other news from the FSU

Dear Colleague,

We want to update you on a number of important issues:

Town hall forum on the budget tomorrow at 3:30

5/8/17

Dear Colleague,

Come to the TOWN HALL FORUM ON THE BUDGET: tomorrow, Tuesday, May 9, 3:30-5 pm, University Hall Auditorium (1st floor, room 1100)

Deputy Chancellor Mills and VC for Administration & Finance Kathleen Kirleis will be updating us on the budget situation.  Come with your questions and concerns. 

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