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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


Hold the date: NTT Contract Conversion Update December 8

Dear Colleagues

Please save the afternoon of December 8 to meet, be updated, and discuss the contract conversion process and the process of finalizing the language of the contract.  The exact time and place will be announced as soon as we finalize this.  Mickey Gallagher, our MTA field representative, Larry Kaye and Caroline Coscia of the Grievance Committee, our FSU Office Membership Coordinator Lorenzo Nencioli, and I will there to update you and answer your questions.  Please attend and bring your questions and concerns. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Fall FSU newsletter with important info


The Fall 2015 edition of Union News is hot off the presses. (Note: hard copies are available in the union office or by request). This issue features stories including:

● Whatever happened to faculty governance?

● How a tax on millionaires in Massachusetts could fund public education and transportation in the state.

Update on NTT Promotion Timelines and Criteria

Dear NTT Faculty Member

We would like to update you on a few matters related to NTT promotional timelines and criteria for promotions.

NTT Promotion Criteria and Process

NTT Contract Conversion Update

Dear NTT Faculty Member,

We have been engaged with the administration on several fronts in both asserting our position and in clarifying the Agreement.

1.  Grievance:  We have a grievance that addresses the issue of a unit member promotion eligibility in which we assert pre July 1, 2014 creditable service is based on a calendar year calculation.  We are waiting for the Step II decision in this case.

Celebrate Your Retro Pay Party- October 23rd



Place:  Ryan Lounge

Celebrate October 23rd and Other Updates

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your semester is going well.  Here are some updates: 

1. We will be receiving our retroactive pay October 23, 2015.  Help us celebrate by joining us in the Ryan Lounge at lunch time.  Free pizza and drinks will be served.  More info will be sent. 

FSU Members and UMB Students Speak Out Against Tuition and Fee Increases

The FSU and other unions on campus, along with UMB students, are speaking out against the Board of Trustee's decision to raise fees and against the rising tide of student debt. You can see coverage of this issue here, here, and here.

Important Update for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members

To All Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members:

We would like to update you on a few matters of importance:

Important Fall Updates from the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back to campus for those of you who are returning.  For those of you who are new, welcome to UMass Boston and the Faculty Staff Union email update. 

Our retroactive raises will be paid:  In the paychecks scheduled for October 23, the administration plans to give us our retroactive cost of living raises owed us from July 1, 2014 to May 2, 2015 and our retroactive merit pay owed from January 2015 to May 2, 2015. 

We will be receiving our retro pay!

Dear Colleagues: 

It is my greatest pleasure to inform you that we will receive our retroactive salary increases back to July 1, 2014.  Recall that we finally received our cost of living increases on May 3, 2015, but these were supposed to begin on July 1, 2014.  We received our merit pay in June 2015 (back to May 3), but merit pay was supposed to be awarded back to the first paycheck in January, 2015.  We are now scheduled to receive back pay for both of these raises by the end of October of this year.  We will keep you informed.  


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