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Take action against the proposed parking fee increases, other updates

9/17/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope your semester is going well. As you know, the Executive Committee is committed to working as closely as possible with the other campus unions and Save UMB to roll back the parking fee increase the administration is seeking to impose.  If we are to succeed, we need your support.  A number of activities are happening this week, and in the near future.  Please consider supporting the presence at the Convocation on Thursday and participating in the other opportunities listed below:

Action needed to get UMB bills passed, Chancellor search info, and a Mt. Ida update

5/16/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope you will attend the Senate Oversight Committee meeting about the Mount Ida purchase at the State House today, from 12 to 3 pm in the Gardner Auditorium.  If you cannot attend, please send your thoughts to the State Senator: Kathleen.oconnorives@masenate.gov.  There are various proposals to help UMB.  Please call your State Senator this week: 

Mount Ida—send emails today and come tomorrow at noon to the State House

5/15/2018

Dear Colleagues,

Much has occurred around the Mount Ida acquisition.   The UMass Amherst Chancellor, Kumble R. Subbaswamy, informed the legislature that Amherst plans to offer certificate and graduate programs in nursing, business, computer science, and engineering at the Mt Ida Campus of UMass Amherst.  (See his letter here)

Faculty Staff Union President Marlene Kim’s comments to the Board of Higher Education

5/15/18

Faculty Staff Union President Marlene Kim’s comments to the Board of Higher Education.  May 1, 2018.  Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA.

Statement on Mt. Ida purchase

5/7/2018

Dear Colleague:

The FSU has been asked to send this time-urgent message to you (see below).  

Sincerely,

Marlene Kim

FSU President

Professor, Economics

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