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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

 
 

Action needed to get UMB bills passed, Chancellor search info, and a Mt. Ida update

5/16/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope you will attend the Senate Oversight Committee meeting about the Mount Ida purchase at the State House today, from 12 to 3 pm in the Gardner Auditorium.  If you cannot attend, please send your thoughts to the State Senator: Kathleen.oconnorives@masenate.gov.  There are various proposals to help UMB.  Please call your State Senator this week: 

Mount Ida—send emails today and come tomorrow at noon to the State House

5/15/2018

Dear Colleagues,

Much has occurred around the Mount Ida acquisition.   The UMass Amherst Chancellor, Kumble R. Subbaswamy, informed the legislature that Amherst plans to offer certificate and graduate programs in nursing, business, computer science, and engineering at the Mt Ida Campus of UMass Amherst.  (See his letter here)

Faculty Staff Union President Marlene Kim’s comments to the Board of Higher Education

5/15/18

Faculty Staff Union President Marlene Kim’s comments to the Board of Higher Education.  May 1, 2018.  Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA.

FSU Grievance Update

5/15/18

Dear Member,

While the number of formal grievances that are currently active is relatively low (4 as of today), the FSU Grievance Committee (GC) was very active this academic year We would like to report on a few of the formal and informal pending grievance and contract related matters that we are addressing or have addressed (for reasons of confidentiality, we cannot report on all the pending grievance and contract related matters that we are dealing with).

FSU social tomorrow, teaching template for promotions, and 33 percent rule

5/9/2018

Dear Colleague,

Please join us tomorrow at 5 pm for our end of the year social (see below).  We are also responding to some concerns members have had regarding two issues. 

Statement on Mt. Ida purchase

5/7/2018

Dear Colleague:

The FSU has been asked to send this time-urgent message to you (see below).  

Sincerely,

Marlene Kim

FSU President

Professor, Economics

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FSU statement supporting UMB centers and institutes

5/7/2018

Dear Colleague,

In case you missed it we wanted you to be aware of the following statement approved by the FSU Executive Committee on 4/18/2018 regarding UMB centers and institutes:

Walkout to protest Mt. Ida deal, attacks on UMB- Tues 5/8/18, 12PM

5/4/2018

Upset about the UMass Amherst - Mt. Ida deal? The underfunding of our Boston campus?  The  disrespect being shown to us by the UMass Board of Trustees?  

FSU end of year party this Thursday, May 10, 5 pm – 10 pm

5/4/2018

Please join us for FSU's End-of-Year Party, this Thursday, May 10th, at Savin Bar and Kitchen.  The FSU will be providing free and tasty appetizers, from 5pm on, to help members come together in fellowship, and to celebrate all the work of this past year.  Partners and allies welcome! (Savin Bar and Kitchen is located at 112 Savin Hill Avenue, Dorchester, directly across the street from the Savin Hill Red Line MBTA stop, and walkable from campus.) 

Marlene Kim

Faculty Staff Union President, and

Professor

Department of Economics

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