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Nuts & Bolts: FSU around campus and the waiting game


Dear Members,

Reminder: Anti Racism Grant Applications

The FSU is accepting applications for the Anti-Racism Grants.  The past two years we had so many applications that this year we were able to negotiate a larger pool of funds.  (see here for more info).

FSU Around Campus

Want to learn more about what we do?  Have a contract question?  What are my MTA benefits?   Stop by and chat with us.  

Wednesday, September 27th   12:30 to 2:00PM   University Dining

Thursday, September 28th  1:00 to 2:00PM Wheatley , first floor

Thursday, September 28th  2:00 to 4:00PM McCormack, first floor

Friday, September 29th 11:30 to 12:30 University Dining

Update: The waiting is the hardest part (Tom Petty)

2023-2024 contract funding status:  We are waiting for the state legislature to vote on the supplemental budget.   It will happen. The unknown is when.  We are in contact with MTA Government Relations staff who are pushing legislators to move the bill.  We will inform you when there is a vote.  

University Dining

Last week we shared that the space is open Monday to Friday 11:30AM-2:00PM.  The room is sunny with a great view of the water but that is it – no napkins, no utensils, no food!  We have requested that dining services at the very least provide napkins, utensils, water, a microwave and to extend the hours. We will keep you posted when we get a response to our request.

MTA Benefits: Student Loan Management & Forgiveness Webinars

Learn about the fundamentals of federal student loan repayment and forgiveness options, including the One-Time Payment Count Revision for Eligible IDR Borrowers and the newly extended deadline. The hosts at Cambridge Credit Counseling will also show parents of college students how to have their Parent PLUS loans forgiven. Finally, they will discuss the pros and cons of consolidating private loans and the important changes made to loan repayment during the pandemic.  For a list of webinar dates, go to

Save the Date………

The FSU will be holding a Fall semester general member meeting on Tuesday, October 17th from 2:00PM to 3:30PM.  We’ll provide updates on our activities along with the status of parking bargaining (our proposal includes MBTA subsidies).  This will be a hybrid event.  


Caroline Coscia                                 

FSU President                                   

Senior Lecturer II                               

Political Science Department