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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

 
 

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

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.

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.

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