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
The Faculty Staff Union/Massachusetts Society of Professors (Boston and Amherst campus representatives) have been bargaining since March, meeting with the administration 15 times in six hour sessions, most recently on Monday, July 28. We have made some progress but are still without a settlement agreement.
Dear FSU member,
The Spring 2014 edition of Union News is hot off the presses (look for a hard copy within the next few days in your campus mailbox). This issue features:
Please see below for more important information on legislation to allow Optional Retirement Program (ORP) participants a onetime opportunity to switch to the MA State Employee Retirement System (MSERS). This legislation is referred to as Section 60 (again, this is NOT related to the ORP-SERS class action affecting 30 or so UMB lecturers).
From the FSU
From: Donnie McGee
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 12:31 PM
To: Donnie McGee
The FSU is very happy to pass this information along to you. This opportunity is due to the hard work of the Mass Teachers’ Association and the public higher ed unions.
For immediate statewide distribution,
Dear ORP Committee members et al,