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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

11/6/17

The FSU bargaining team has met with the administration several times since our last update; this is what has occurred (NOTE: to see current and prior bargaining updates click here):

►Salary Increases –We received the following verbal offer for salary increases:

Sign petition to the Governor to increase your raises and other news from the FSU

10/30/17

Dear Colleague,

Please help us get a better salary increase by signing the petition to the Governor below.   A fuller update for bargaining will come soon. 

Bargaining update:  We have received a very low verbal offer for salary increases for the next 3 years: 1% in January 2018, 2% in January 2019, and 2% in January 2020, with an extra 1% in August 2018 if the state meets revenue targets of $27 billion. 

Special Election for NTT Position – Voting information

Dear NTT Faculty Member,

The Special Election for the NTT vacant seat on the FSU Executive Committee has just gotten underway. You should have received an email from Ballotbin, our electronic voting service.  The ballot contains the names of the four candidates along with their candidate statement. Please vote for one candidate.

The last day of voting will be Monday, November 6, 2017 (polls will close at 9AM).  On Thursday, November 2nd, a reminder email will be sent to those members who have not yet voted.

Come to the staff Halloween meeting on staff layoffs on Tuesday, Oct 31

10/26/17

Dear Colleague, 

Please observe HALLOWEEN by dropping by for a few minutes at the Ryan Lounge, third floor of McCormack, 12:00—1:30pm, Tuesday October 31, to mourn the loss of those who have already been laid off (NTT faculty), and the loss of those who will be part of the upcoming layoffs (staff).  

Special Election for NTT Position- Slate of Candidates

10/23/17

Candidates for Open NTT Position on the FSU Executive Committee

Dear Colleague,

The following four individuals have submitted the required paperwork to be a candidate for the open NTT position on the FSU Executive Committee.   Below is the candidate, their title and statement.

Monique Fuguet   Senior Lecturer I in Mathematics Department

ACTIVIST ALERT: Help get paid family leave, increase the minimum wage, and support Dreamers

10/17/17

Dear Colleague,

Please help in these worthy causes:

►The MTA, in coalition with community and labor groups through Raise Up Massachusetts (which passed the Fair Share Amendment), is collecting signatures for two ballot initiatives:

Budget cut update and FSU General Assembly on Thurs. Oct. 12

10/2/2017

Dear Colleague,

►Budget Cut update:  The university is informing us that

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