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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


Announcing the FSU bargaining team leaders


Dear Colleague,

The FSU Executive Committee is pleased to announce the bargaining team leaders who will serve to negotiate our 2020 – 2023 collective bargaining agreement.  They will begin their work in Spring 2020.  The successor agreement covers faculty and librarians.

As part of preparing to bargain, a member survey will be distributed to members. In addition, member gatherings will take place to solicit your input on contract related issues. 

REMINDER: Invitation to a Non-Tenure Track Faculty Meeting on Oct. 25


Dear Non-Tenure Track faculty colleagues:

Update on the Faculty of Color Report


Dear Colleague,

The following is an update regarding the Faculty of Color Report and what the FSU has done regarding these issues so far (see here for more information on this report). 

The first 6 items were brought up at a meeting between the FSU and the Chancellor on June 13, 2019. Others were brought up at other meetings as discussed. 

1.    Exit interview with departing faculty and why they may leave 

Invitation to a Non-Tenure Track Faculty Meeting on Oct. 25


Dear Non-Tenure Track faculty colleagues:

Long term care, Bayside development meeting and info on your contract rights


Dear Colleague,

As usual, a lot has been happening on campus:  

► Long term care insurance: from Mutual of Omaha is a new program that is different from the existing disability insurance that is also currently being offered. 

CPC/DPC chairs workshop next week and FSU meeting on PFML and bargaining Oct 3


Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great beginning of the fall semester.  Two reminders on important events. 

Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights


Dear NTT Colleague,

Welcome back (and a welcome to UMass for any new NTT faculty)! We know you are busy with the start of the semester but we want to be sure you are aware of important language in the FSU contract regarding non-tenure track faculty. This language covers everything from just cause rights, to promotional eligibility, to paid sick leave, and more.


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