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The Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston Quinn/2/81A 100 Morrissey Blvd Boston MA 02125 617-287-6295 | fsu@umb.edu 

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

 
 

Nomination form for FSU offices now open

Dear FSU Member,

Nominations for election to the FSU Executive Committee are now open!   The nomination period is from 9:00AM Monday, February 1st to Friday, February 12th at 5:00PM.

The following positions will be elected:                                

Librarian (1 position)     

Non Tenure Track (2 positions)     

President

Pre-Tenure (1 position)

Tenured (2 positons)             

Completion of a Nomination Form is required. 

Workplace Health and Safety Update

Dear Union Colleagues,

The Workplace Health and Safety Committee has finally started meeting again.  This committee is made up of union representatives, management, and department representatives from Environmental Health and Safety, Emergency Management, Health Services, Facilities, and Public Safety.

The union representatives are:

Classified Staff:

Tyrone Kindell, Facilities

Shauna Lee Manning, American Studies

Michie Yasuda, Biology

Faculty Staff Union:

John Hess, NTT faculty

Deborah Metzel

Averting Strike, Northeastern U. Adjunct Faculty Reach Tentative Contract

See here for the latest on the Northeastern adjuncts planned walkout.

 

HELP NORTHEASTERN ADJUNCTS AND FAIR SHARE BILL ON TUESDAY

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you are getting something of a break!  Next Tuesday there are two important events:

Workplace Health and Safety Update on Asbestos

The Workplace Health and Safety Committee, a labor-management committee comprised of all the unions on campus and university representatives, met to discuss asbestos on campus and other concerns in December. 

The unions are satisfied (so far) that the university is responding appropriately to the discovery of asbestos on campus and that the conditions for faculty, staff and students remain healthy and safe.  We will of course monitor this closely.

Important Updates From the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you have a restful break.  Here are a few news items:

Retirement Counseling Opportunities Available

RETIREMENT CONSULTING - Winter 2015 through Spring 2016

TO:        Higher Ed Members seeking consulting about MSERS retirement or the OPR>MSERS Section 60 option

FROM:  Ed McCourt, MTA Retirement Consultant – Higher Ed

RE:          Availability of winter/spring 2016 individual retirement consulting sessions in Quincy and Worcester

FSU Spring 2016 Election Information

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  The attached document contains information on the nominating and election process including the dates of nominating and election-related activities.  Also provided is an example of the Nomination Form that will be used for nominations.

Deadline to Apply for NTT Promotions is Now

All NTTs eligible for consideration for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II need to contact your chair by the end of this Fall Semester regarding your eligibility. Promotions to Senior Lecturer or Senior Lecturer II will be reviewed during this coming Spring semester.

NTT Contract Conversion Update

12/11/2015

Implementation Date

The Administration has agreed to acknowledge all promotions from the previous contract until the end of Fall 2014.  All calculations for the purpose of conversion were made during the Spring 2015 semester based upon employment histories through Fall 2014.  

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