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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

 
 

Bargaining update meeting, health insurance increases, and other important updates

Dear Colleagues:

We hope you had a great spring break.  The FSU has been busy.  Here’s the news:

FSU Update on NTT Promotion Grievance

3/20/17

Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II Promotion Denials  (see here for current and all previous updates)

A number of NTTs were denied promotion in the Fall of 2016, and to the FSU, this appeared to be based on the expectation that NTTs perform service. The FSU filed a grievance asserting that service cannot be a basis for promotional review unless the individual is contracted to perform such work.

FSU Executive Committee Endorses Statement Against Hate Groups at UMass Boston

On March 8, 2017, the Faculty Staff Union Executive Committee formally endorsed the following statement:

Faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston stand in solidarity with our students, condemning the cowardly propaganda actions by hate groups toward UMass Boston, its students, and its campus.

FSU and MTA Annual Meetings

Dear Colleague,

Mark your calendar for these important dates. Meetings are open to union members in good standing only (if you are an agency fee payer and wish to change your status or you have not yet joined but wish to do so, contact the FSU).

► FSU Annual Meeting:  Wednesday, April 26, 2 pm Crossley Lounge W 6 47.  Please join us!

FSU Executive Committee Elections Are In

Dear Colleague,

Voting closed this morning and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new FSU Executive Committee members:

Vice President:                                   John Hess

Tenured Faculty Representatives:      Steve Striffler and Karen Suyemoto

Pre-Tenured Representative:             Jason Rodriquez

Non-Tenured  Representatives:         Joe Ramsey and Peggy Walsh

Bargaining Update, Health Care Increases, FSU Statement

3/6/17

Dear Colleague,

The FSU has been busy.  Here’s an update:

► Bargaining Update:  Given the budget crisis, the administration has been unwilling to agree to proposals that cost money.  Hence they will not consider a research intensive semester for junior faculty and increased longevity pay.  They want many changes in the contract that you need to know about.  Please click here for more details.  

FSU Update on Bargaining

3/6/17

We’ve met with the Administration many times since the last update: 

FSU Executive Committee's Statement of Solidarity With Those Impacted By President's Executive Order on Immigration

FSU Executive Committee Statement of Solidarity (approved February 25, 2017)

The FSU Executive Committee condemns in the strongest terms the Executive Order (EO) that enacted a 90-day suspension of visas and other immigration benefits to all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. 

FSU Elections Underway- Please Vote!

3/3/17

Dear FSU Member,

Spring 2017 elections for the FSU Executive Committee have just gotten underway. You should have received 2 emails from Ballotbin, our electronic voting service: 1 to vote for FSU Vice President and 1 to vote for candidates in your specific constituency: pre-tenure, tenured, or non-tenure track.  The last day of voting will be on Friday, March 10, 2017 (polls will close at 9AM).

Survey on budget cuts and lobby day this Wednesday

Dear Colleague,

We will compile and share this information with the UMass Boston community. No individual names or other identifying information will be shared. 

We will use this information along with a coalition of students and unions at UMass Boston to fight budget cuts on this campus.

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