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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

 
 

Your health care benefits just changed—Take Action!

1/22/18

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome Back!  I will update you with more information later.  Right now we need to inform you about two important issues: 

► Last Thursday, the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) which governs your health care benefits, voted to reduce the health care plans they will offer you (for more information, see here):  

Tell The State To Support Debt Relief for UMB!

1/17/18

Dear Colleagues:

Happy New Year, and hope you had a well-deserved rest.  Please call your State Senator below: 

Budget Cuts:  Call your State Senator now! 

FSU Election Information and Nomination Form

1/16/18

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  The positions up for election or re-election include: President, Librarian, Pre-tenure, Tenured (2 positions), and Non-Tenure track (2 positions). 

The following documents contains information regarding the election process specifically on nominations and campaigning:

Election Schedule

NTT Promotion Application Deadline is January 22nd, 2018

Dear NTT Colleague,

We would like to remind those NTT eligible to apply for promotion this academic year that the deadline to apply is the first day of the Spring 18 semester (1/22/18).

For more information on the NTT promotion application process see Article 21.10.5 through 21.10.8 of the contract as well as the primer on NTT contract rights on the FSU website.

Stand up tomorrow for adjuncts in MA community colleges

12/20/17

Dear Colleagues:

Happy holidays!  Before you go on a well-deserved break, please consider breaking from your grading to support adjunct faculty tomorrow.    

Help community college adjunct faculty tomorrow at 9 am

12/11/17

Dear Colleagues:

We hope you will shortly have a restful break.  This is what is going on in the FSU: 

Board of Trustees meeting this Friday at 9 am and other actions and information

12/6/17

Dear Colleagues, 

Thanks to those of you who turned out for the Nov 29 protest against staff layoffs.  More on these layoffs is below:

► This Friday, December 8, at 9 am at UMass Lowell’s Inn and Conference Center is the Board of Trustees meeting.  Union Presidents will be speaking about the staff layoffs and cuts at UMB, bad salary increases being offered, and bad pay, security and working conditions for adjuncts at UMass Lowell.  Please come support this effort if you can.   50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA.  First floor, Main Ballroom. 

FSU Spring 2018 Election Announcement

12/6/17

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) is a member driven union that represents faculty and librarians.

The FSU governing body is the elected FSU Executive Committee which includes: President, Vice President, Librarian representative, four (4) Non Tenure Track Faculty representatives, two (2) Pre-Tenure Track Faculty representatives, and four (4) Tenured Faculty representatives. (to see current members go to  http://www.fsu.umb.edu/content/executive-committee)

Layoffs, Associate Lecturers, and other news from the FSU

11/17/17

Dear Colleagues, 

Some important updates here. 

Call your state representative today to relieve UMB of debt and help alleviate the budget crisis

11/15/17

Dear Colleague,

Relief for the budget cuts is now at the State House.  Please call your representatives today. 

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