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Speak Out Against Proposed Take-Backs!
FSU, CSU, and PSU members at the Chancellor's Office demanding that UMass pay the raises agreed to in bargaining
The Faculty Staff Union of UMass-Boston
Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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

 
 

June 1 emergency FSU meeting on budget cuts and non-reappointment of NTTs

Come hear the latest and how you can be part of the solution:

Wednesday June 1, Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Conference Room (2540) 1pm

Barbara Madeloni, President, Massachusetts Teachers’ Association will be our Special Guest

●  Get the latest updates on the non-reappointment notices.

●  Get your questions answered about non-reappointments.

●  Join the organizing efforts on the budget cuts and opposing the non-reappointments

Help UMB Clinical Faculty Achieve Equitable Work Conditions!

Dear Faculty Colleague,

We, the “clinical track/non-tenure” faculty of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, are asking you, our fellow faculty members and colleagues, to sign this petition to help us achieve our shared goal for just and equitable work conditions, as enjoyed by all faculty who assume our workload and responsibilities.

Here is some background about our concerns:

Budget and non-reappointments, Blackboard

Dear Colleague,

We have been following two issues that we would like to update you on:

NTT Layoffs:  At the “Open Meeting to Strengthen the Budget Process” on May 12, the Administration stated the following:

● Notices of non-reappointments will be sent to all NTTs who are Associate Lecturers and to Lecturers with semester by semester appointments.  Some may be re-hired this summer, but this will obviously difficult to NTTs to plan their lives. 

● The University will raise the student/faculty ratio.

Info From the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

Here are some activities you may be interested in:

Help UMass Lowell Adjunct Faculty

UMass Lowell adjuncts have been negotiating their second contract for 11 months, and the University argues that they should not have parity with sister campuses at UMass Boston and Amherst, both in benefits (health care and retirement) and compensation (some members make 34% less than their colleagues here.)

IMPORTANT MEETING TOMORROW, APRIL 5 AT 10 AM

Dear Colleague,

The Faculty Staff Union, Professional Staff Union, Classified Staff Union, and Graduate Employee Organization, with the support of the student body president, recently sent a letter to the Chancellor asking for an open meeting on the budget crisis that looms over the university.  The Chancellor has just announced that he will speak on the state of the university (presumably including the budget crisis) tomorrow, April 5 at 10 in the 3rd floor Campus Center ballroom. 

Save the date: Four campus NTT/Adjunct faculty meeting, April 17

A GATHERING OF NON-TENTURE-TRACK AND ADJUNCT FACULTY

From the UMass campuses in Amherst, Boston, Lowell and Dartmouth

Sunday, April 17

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UMass Boston, Third Floor Ballroom

Free parking in the UMass garage

You are cordially invited to a gathering of non-tenure-track and adjunct faculty from four UMass campuses.

This first-of-its-kind event will offer a way for us to share our experiences and discuss the issues that interest us.

Update From the FSU

Dear Colleague,

We hope you had a great break!  The FSU has been busy.  Here are a few updates:

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