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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

 
 

Retirement session - NTT Contract Service Purchase (Buyback) Massachusetts State Retirement System

4/23/2018

Dear NTT Colleagues,

You should have received the following notice (see below) from the Administration about joint UMB and MTA retirement workshops being held tomorrow and Wednesday of this week, along with additional UMB HR retirement workshops starting May 1st. We encourage you to attend.

If you are an FSU/MTA union member in good standing and are unable to attend one of the sessions below please contact us so that we may put you in touch with Ed McCourt, the MTA retirement specialist, for further consultation.

Picket on Tuesday at 8:30 am at the BHE

4/19/2018

Dear Colleague,

Please join us at 1 Ashburton Place in Boston on Tuesday:   

►Mount Ida acquisition:  

FSU Executive Committee Statement on UMB Centers and Institutes

4/19/2018

The following statement was approved by the FSU Executive Committe on 4/18/2018:

FSU President Marlene Kim's Remarks at the March 18, 2018 UMB Community Forum

4/19/2018

Marlene Kim, Economics Professor and President of the Faculty Staff Union. Remarks at the UMB Community forum, April 18, 2018.

We are here today to say that UMass Boston will not be treated as a second class citizen. 

The UMass System, the Board of Trustees, and Board of Higher Education needs to provide educational opportunities to all its citizens, including the underserved.  The Massachusetts legislature needs to provide funding and oversight that’s needed to ensure this. 

Community meeting tomorrow, contact your state reps and BHE meeting

4/17/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope you had a restful long weekend.  Here’s the news:   

UMB Community Meeting:  Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 18, at 12 noon in Campus Center Ballroom A,  we will be discussing the UMass Mt. Ida Acquisition, parking fee increases, budget cuts to Centers and Institutes, providing debt relief to UMB, how we can Stand up for UMass Boston at this key juncture.  See the FSU Facebook Event Page here.  Please attend! 

UMB community meeting this Wed and other news

4/13/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope you have a restful long weekend.  We want to alert you about this event on Wednesday: 

Mt. Ida purchase, FSU Annual Meeting on May 2, and other info

4/10/2018

Dear Colleague,

As usual, a lot is going on.  Here is the latest: 

UMass Amherst purchasing Mt. Ida: 

Picket tomorrow 8:30 to 9:30 in Boston

4/3/2018

Dear Colleague,

Please join us tomorrow or Friday:

PICKET Tomorrow, Wed. April 4, 8:30—9:30 am, 1 Beacon Street (1 block from the Park Street T Station), Boston: Janelle Quarles, President of the Classified Staff Union, and Tom Kane, Director of the Joiner Center, will be addressing the Board of Trustees’ Administration and Finance Committee meeting on how the budget cuts have affected staff, students, and the university. 

Bargaining update, parking information, MTA Annual Meeting, and Other Information

3/29/2018

Dear Colleagues,

We hope your semester is going well. 

Bargaining update: We finally received a written salary offer of:

Bargaining Update

3/29/18

Salary:   We were offered 1% as of July 1, 2017, plus an additional 1% in merit if the state reaches its revenue target of $27 billion. 

  • Fiscal year 2019 (2018-19): To be determined. 
  • Fiscal year 2020 (2019-20): To be determined. 

The FSU is working with a coalition of unions across the UMass campuses for higher salary increases, no take-backs; an additional .5% in addition in lieu of steps; and any merit in addition to a real cost of living increase. 

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