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Update on Salaries and Expanded Bargaining


Dear FSU Members,

Proposed Raises

As we indicated in April, the Governor’s Office released economic parameters for the state unions and proposed 8% raises (4% in July 2023 and another 4% in January 2024) over a one-year contract. It also includes a pool of money, about $390,000 ($500 per full-time equivalent members in the bargaining unit) that will be allocated through a negotiated process between the FSU and Admin. The raises will be added to base salaries and the pool of funds is not one-year bonus; rather, it will get added to the annual funds allocated to faculty and librarians.

We have not received a proposal from the UMB Administration, so we decided to make one of our own. Our proposal includes 8% raises for all faculty, inclusive of an 8% increase to the per-course Fall/Spring rates for Associate Lecturers. It also includes the following items regarding the $390,000 pool:

  • Increase the summer/winter per-course rate by $400 to $5,500 (approximately $160,000 total).
  • Double the salary anomaly pool (from $60,000 to $120,000).
  • Double the anti-racism grant funds (from $25,000 to $50,000)
  • Increase the salaries of all 15 librarians by $1,000 per year.
  • Increase the stipend for FSU bargaining team members and officers by $1,000 (from $4,000 to $5,000).
  • Distribute the remaining money, approximately $125,000, progressively to FSU bargaining unit members (more for those with lower annual incomes, less for those with higher annual incomes; details on this to be worked out).

We will keep you updated on our proposal and on upcoming bargaining dates when they are scheduled.

Expanded Bargaining

Good news! We reached agreement with Admin on expanded bargaining. This agreement allows up to 30 FSU members to attend bargaining sessions. The sessions will be either in-person or via Zoom webinar by mutual agreement.


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