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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

 
 

FSU Officer Elections

Dear Voting Member,

Voting for the FSU Executive Committee opens Friday, March 4th at 9:00AM and closes at 9:00AM on Friday, March 11th.

You will receive two (2) separate ballots.  Each will be sent via email.

FSU President Ballot: 

Each voting member participates in the election for our union president.   You will receive a ballot just for the election of the president. 

Constituency Ballot:

FSU Executive Committee Elections- Candidate Forum

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):

Thursday, February 25th

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Wheatley, 5th floor, room 41

Elected positions include: President, Tenured, Pre-Tenure, and Non-Tenure Track faculty and a Librarian representative

Member voting is March 4th to 11th.

MTA Candidate Forum for Presidential Candidates

WHAT DIRECTION WILL THE MTA TAKE IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS?

In May, delegates to the Annual Meeting will elect the next President of our parent union, the Mass Teachers Association.   Who the next president is will have a major impact on the direction that the MTA takes in addressing the issues and challenges facing public education and public sector workers.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE MTA PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUM

Survey on Tuition and Fees Benefit

You may have heard that the legislature has adopted a tuition retention statute which will allow UMass to retain in-state tuition, starting this coming September. As a result, our new contract requires that management and the UMass unions renegotiate the terms of our tuition benefit, and that’s exactly what FSU is doing, in coalition with nearly twenty UMass unions across the system.

Information from the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you had a restful break and are back in the swing of things.  Here’s an update on what’s happening on campus. 

REMINDER: Nomination form for FSU offices

Dear FSU Member,

The nomination period for election to the FSU Executive Committee is ending soon (Friday, February 12th at 5:00PM). If you are interested in serving please fill out a nomination form and return it by hard copy or by email to the FSU (information below).

The following positions will be elected:                         

Librarian (1 position)     

Non Tenure Track (2 positions)     

President

Pre-Tenure (1 position)

Tenured (2 positons)              

Completion of a Nomination Form is required. 

Workplace Health and Safety Update

Dear Union Colleagues,

The Workplace Health and Safety Committee has finally started meeting again.  This committee is made up of union representatives, management, and department representatives from Environmental Health and Safety, Emergency Management, Health Services, Facilities, and Public Safety.

The union representatives are:

Classified Staff:

Tyrone Kindell, Facilities

Shauna Lee Manning, American Studies

Michie Yasuda, Biology

Faculty Staff Union:

John Hess, NTT faculty

Deborah Metzel

Averting Strike, Northeastern U. Adjunct Faculty Reach Tentative Contract

See here for the latest on the Northeastern adjuncts planned walkout.

 

HELP NORTHEASTERN ADJUNCTS AND FAIR SHARE BILL ON TUESDAY

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you are getting something of a break!  Next Tuesday there are two important events:

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