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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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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


Get to Know Your Contract: How Bargaining Works

By Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Staff

Spring 15

How does our contract become our contract? For some FSU members, this question brings to mind the old adage about laws and sausage: best not to know how either is made. And while the details of the process may be of interest only to the select few members who serve on the bargaining team, there are 3 basic elements that all members should be aware of: bargaining, ratification, and legislative approval of the contract.


MTA’s Legislative Agenda Reflects New Priorities

Interview with Art MacEwan, member, MTA Government Relations Committee, conducted by newsletter editor Jennifer C. Berkshire

Spring 15


You’re on the MTA’s Government Relations Committee, which is emphasizing a new, more grassroots-driven approach to the union’s legislative work. Fill us in on the background.

Speak out to fund your raises and express your dismay on health care costs



We are continuing our actions to get our raises funded. Here’s how you can help.

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2014-2017 FSU Contract

Boston Campus Agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts

and the Faculty Staff Union/MTA/NEA

July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017


Article 1.          Agreement

FSU NTT Orientations

Dear Colleague,

The Faculty Staff Union will be hosting orientations for non-tenure track faculty at UMass Boston. These provide a general introduction to the work of the union and your rights under the collective bargaining agreement. Non-tenure track faculty members of the union’s Executive Committee will be there to answer your questions.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2-3:30, Campus Center, 4th floor meeting room (4201)

Thursday, October 20th, 1-2:30, University Hall, 2nd floor, Seminar room (2320)

Taking on the Corporatization of Higher Education

Taking on the Corporatization of Higher Education


Taking on the Corporatization of Higher Education

Urgent—send an email to get your contract implemented and early retirement info

Urgent—send an email to get your contract implemented and early retirement info


Dear FSU Member,

1. If you have not yet done so, please contact your legislators NOW to help make sure that your contract is validated.  Baker filed legislation to do this, and it will be taken up in the next couple of days.  We need our legislators to support this.  

UMass employees take action to get contracts funded

UMass employees take action to get contracts funded


Two hundred staff and faculty met on March 5, 2015 and then marched to the Chancellor’s office to demand that the raises from their negotiated contracts be funded and that the university settle outstanding issues with the Professional Staff Union.  See the Boston Globe coverage here.


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