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Big News: 8% Raise Parameters From The Governor


Dear FSU Members,

We have some great news from Governor Healey’s office on parameters (salary increases for state employees). This salary increase is the direct result of our collective action in coalition with other campus and statewide unions, as FSU members petitioned, made phone calls, sent emails, and engaged in other public actions to put pressure on the governor to provide money for substantial raises.

Based on communications with the governor’s Administration and Finance executive office, this is what we can expect:

  • An 8% total raise over one year.  We would receive 4% on July 1, 2023 and another 4% January 1, 2024.  This raise will be added to your base pay.
  • A pool of around $300,000 ($500 per every full-time bargaining unit member) to be allocated as negotiated with the administration as part of bargaining, to address economic inequalities among our members. 
  • One-year extension of our current contract, with full contract negotiations on a successor 3-year agreement to begin next year.

To be clear, the Core Bargaining Team has not yet received a salary proposal from the administration, but we expect one soon now that the parameters have been set.

It is very likely that we will need to reach an agreement with the administration and hold a ratification vote relatively quickly, so the Legislature can fund and the Governor can sign the bill if our raises will begin on time for July 1, 2023. We eagerly await a proposal, and when we get one, we will pass that information on to you.

We will keep you updated on the proposal.


Core Bargaining Team

Caroline Coscia, Political Science, Senior Lecturer II

Katie D’Urso, MTA Field Representative

Ellen Frank, Economics Department, Senior Lecturer

Jessica Holden, Healey Library, Librarian III

Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Senior Staff Member 

Jason Rodriquez, Sociology Department, Associate Professor

Brian White, Biology Department, Associate Professor