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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

 
 

Parking survey for the FSU

2/22/2018

Dear FSU member,

As you know, the administration is proposing increasing parking to $15/day on campus and $9/day at Bayside (which will be around for 3-5 years).  They must bargain this with us, however.  Please let us know your thoughts on parking and parking fees in this survey. You can also use the link below to get to the survey.

http://www.mtasurveys.org/se/0B87CA7D17B32FBA

MTA candidate forum today at noon, parking information, and other news from the FSU

2/20/2018

Dear Colleagues:

Please join us today at the event below:   

FSU Executive Committee Elections- Meet the Candidates Wed 2/28/18, 3-4

2/14/18

Dear FSU Member,

Meet the candidates for the Faculty Staff Union (FSU) Executive Committee (a candidate slate, along with candidate statements, can be seen here):

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Wheatley 01-041 

Elected positions include: President, Tenured, Pre-Tenure, Non-Tenure Track, and Librarian representatives.

Member voting is March 2nd to 9th.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the FSU!

2/14/18

Dear FSU Member,

Happy Valentine’s Day! We thought we’d share the love with our leaders at UMass and in the state (see the attached flyers).

We also want to share our love for you, without which we would not be strong, and hope all members will show their love for their union. So If you happen to be near Quinn today, come by the FSU office (2nd floor, room 81A) for a candy treat.

Sincerely,

Marlene Kim

FSU President,

Professor, Economics

Parking petition, bargaining update and other news from the FSU

2/12/18

Dear Colleagues:

A lot has been going on. 

► Parking fee increase:  We will be sending you a survey soon for your thoughts on this.  Thanks to many of you for your thoughts already.  In the meantime, for those of you opposing the parking fee increase, please sign and circulate this petition here:  https://www.change.org/p/say-no-to-a-huge-parking-fee-increase-at-umass-boston

FSU Bargaining Update

2/12/18

The FSU bargaining team has met with the administration a few times since our last update; this is what has occurred (for previous updates on bargaining, including areas of bargaining not listed in this update, click here):

We have agreed to major changes in the contract language concerning CAPS/Distance Learning/Continuing Education.

Welcome back and call your state senator today or tomorrow

2/6/2018

Dear Colleagues:

We usually have a welcome back letter at the beginning of the semester, with events of interest, but so many things occurred, we never did.  So please let me belatedly welcome new faculty and librarians to campus and for those who are returning, welcome you back to campus.  We will have more information shortly on the progress of bargaining and on the latest parking fee increase proposal from the Administration. In the meantime, here is the latest:

FSU Elections reminder

2/5/2018

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  The positions up for election or re-election include: President, Pre-tenure, Tenured (2 positions), and Non-Tenure track (2 positions). 

In addition, the resignation of a tenured member requires a special election to fill the remainder of the term.  This position is for one year and ends May 2019.  

Update on parking fee proposal

1/30/18

Dear Colleagues:

The administration has now officially given the FSU its parking proposal, which can be seen here and is summarized below. 

  • Bayside (even with its impending sale, the university foresees parking at this lot for 3-5 years):

$9/day (from $6/day currently); $144 for monthly pass ($96 currently); $576/semester pass ($96/currently). 

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