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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

 
 

Update on Important NTT Matters

7/20/16

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you all are enjoying the summer. Here is an update on what is going on:

NTT Contract Conversion Update

7/19/16

(See here for more on the NTT contract conversion, including prior updates).

Update on FSU Grievance Matters

7/19/16 

(See here for more on grievances, including prior updates).

Due Process Violation in Title IX Investigation

Urgent message to your legislator or your health care cost share will increase

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great summer.  Two urgent issues require your attention:

1. Governor Charlie Baker has vetoed $412 million from the fiscal 2017 budget passed by the Legislature. These vetoes have serious repercussions for MTA members, including a potential increase in your health care cost share from 20% to 25% (if you are now paying 20%, your share will increase to 25%).  Other educational funding has been cut as well for non-faculty members. 

Out of Reach College Affordability

See this study by Demos on the college affordability crisis, particularly as it impacts low income and minority students.

UMB Budget and NTT Cuts in the News: Catch Up on the Latest

FSU President Marlene Kim speaks to WGBH. Read the article or listen here.

UMB budget and NTT cuts reported in the Boston Globe.

Cuts Threaten Quality of Education at UMass Boston

For immediate release

Contact Marlene Kim, FSU President

Email Marlene.Kim@umb.edu

Phone 617.287.6954 (work)

BOSTON — The University of Massachusetts Boston may cut up to 400 teaching positions by next semester, a move that faculty members say could devastate programs and make it more difficult for students to graduate on time.

NTT Contract Conversion Update

6/1/16

Since the last update we sent on 3/22/16, the FSU has met a number of times with the Administration to discuss contract conversion issues. We have not yet resolved all the outstanding issues, but we have some updates on the issues below.

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