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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.



Caroline Coscia, President 

fsu@umb.edu

 

FSU Nuts & Bolts: Economic Parameters- Help Seek a True Raise

1/30/2023

Dear Members, 

Last week’s Nuts & Bolts explained how our raise percents are determined. This week we continue by providing you more information and asking you to help us push Governor Healey to set parameters that exceed the consumer price index (CPI) and hence, represent a true raise. 

Parameters? 

This is the term used to describe the percent raises of state employees.  

Who sets the parameters? 

The Governor.    

The Point: Catch a Wave!

1/30/2023

Subject: The Labor Movement and the Education Sector

Action: Support Education Workers However You Can (Donate to strike funds, join pickets, sign solidarity statements)

Greetings, Colleagues:

Nomination Period for FSU Spring 2023 Elections

1/27/2023

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 in Spring 2023 include: 

Vice President

Non-Tenure Track (2 positions)

Pre-Tenure (1 position)

Tenured (2 positions)

The attached document contains an election overview along with the schedule of election activities including nominations, campaigning, and voting.  

FSU Nuts and Bolts: Spring activities

1/23/2023

Dear Members, 

Happy New Year and welcome to Spring semester.  Ironically, I write this with snow falling. 

This semester’s first issue of Nuts & Bolts is a preview of upcoming activities.  

Executive Committee Meetings 

Your union is governed by a thirteen-member executive committee comprised of a President, Vice President, four (4) tenured faculty, two (2) pre-tenured faculty, one (1) librarian and four (4) non-tenured track faculty.     

The Point: Act Now!

1/23/2023

Greetings Colleagues,

Subject: Contract Action Team: Act Now!

Action Item: Consider Joining It! Please email fsu@umb.edu and jeffrey.melnick@umb.edu if you have interest by end of day February 2nd.

First off: I write this with the fondest hope that you have been well since the Point went on hiatus for winter break. 

Announcement of FSU Spring 2023 Elections

1/10/2023

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 in Spring 2023 include: 

Vice President

Non-Tenure Track (2 positions)

Pre-Tenure (1 position)

Tenured (2 positions)

Nuts & Bolts: Twas the week before grades due…….

12/19/2022

Dear Member, 

Twas the week before grades due, when bluebooks amass 

Not a paper was late, not even a one 

The grading taking place by daylight with care 

In hopes to finish by the deadline for sure 

(My apologizes to our English colleagues and to Clement Clark Moore)  

This is the final Nuts & Bolts of the semester. Before we say goodbye for a while, we wanted to provide a few reminders including one on public higher education funding. 

Winter break communications  

The Point: Talking Back, Speaking Up

12/19/2022

Subject: Last Week’s FSU/DCU Forum on Reorganization

Action Item: Continue Putting Pressure on the Provost to Listen to Faculty and Staff Voice

Greetings, Colleagues:

REMINDER: FSU Member Survey for Bargaining – tell us your priorities- Deadline extended to Monday, 12/19/22

12/15/2022

Dear Colleague,

Our union contract is up and we will begin negotiations in Spring 2023.  Your Core Bargaining Team need your help.  We care about and need to know what issues matter to you.  What would you like to see addressed in the contract?  What are your most important priorities?

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