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Contract Agreement

17-20 FSU Contract Summary

7/3/2018

The FSU and the Administration have reached agreement on your 2017-2020 contract. We were successful in securing a number of positive gains and in fending off a number of potential take backs (such as on workload and academic freedom)-- all this despite a bleak economic climate at UMB and the Administration’s goal, articulated at the start of bargaining, of seeking contractual language that would have increased managerial rights.  

Bargaining update, parking information, MTA Annual Meeting, and Other Information

3/29/2018

Dear Colleagues,

We hope your semester is going well. 

Bargaining update: We finally received a written salary offer of:

Board of Trustees meeting this Friday at 9 am and other actions and information

12/6/17

Dear Colleagues, 

Thanks to those of you who turned out for the Nov 29 protest against staff layoffs.  More on these layoffs is below:

► This Friday, December 8, at 9 am at UMass Lowell’s Inn and Conference Center is the Board of Trustees meeting.  Union Presidents will be speaking about the staff layoffs and cuts at UMB, bad salary increases being offered, and bad pay, security and working conditions for adjuncts at UMass Lowell.  Please come support this effort if you can.   50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA.  First floor, Main Ballroom. 

Protest staff layoffs tomorrow and other news from the FSU

11/13/17

Dear Colleague:

Our staff can use your help, and so can the FSU.  See below:

►The Professional and Classified Unions on campus are protesting the layoffs that are soon to be announced at their STAND UP Against Layoffs! demonstration  Tomorrow, Tuesday Nov 14 at 12 noon, Quinn, 2nd floor lobby.  Please RSVP if you can attend here:  RSVP!

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. 

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