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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


Fall 23 FSU Executive Committee Tenured Representative Special Election Results


Dear FSU Member,

Voting for the Tenured Faculty Representatives special election closed this morning at 9AM, and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new tenured FSU Executive Committee members:

Suha Ballout

Patricia Krueger- Henney

Wei Zhang

(please contact the FSU Elections Committee if you would like details on the final vote tallies).

Thank you to all the candidates for running for office and to all who voted.

UMB Community Petition Regarding the UMB Website


Dear Member,

We on the FSU Executive Committee have heard from many of you about the many serious problems with the new version of the University website that was rolled out over the summer. We are very concerned by these problems, their impact on our community, their impact on our image, and the inadequate response from the architects of the new site.

Nuts & Bolts: Voting, Covid, Winter Scheduling, MTA Actions and Save the Date


Dear Members, 

FSU Executive Committee Election:  Tenured positions  

Voting to fill three (3) tenured seats on the FSU Executive Committee begins on Wednesday, October 4th. Only tenured faculty who are FSU dues paying members are eligible to vote.

Unsure if you are a member?  Check your paycheck for a dues deduction. No deduction, email for a member form.

FSU Ex Com Tenured Representative Special Election Candidate Forum- Fri 09/29/23, 2-3PM


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU is hosting a Candidates Forum for the FSU Tenured representative special election. Come and hear the candidates and ask them questions. The Forum is open to all FSU members in good standing though only tenured FSU members will be able to vote in the special election.

The Forum is TOMORROW Friday, September 29th , 2:00PM – 3:00PM via Zoom (we have reattached the candidate slate as well).

Announcement of Candidates For FSU Special Election for Tenured Faculty Representatives


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Elections Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the Fall 23 Tenured member special election to the FSU Executive Committee.

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY Tues, 9/26 2:00-3:30


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee is meeting TODAY Tuesday, September 26th, 2:00-3:30PM.

The meeting today will be hybrid: those on campus can attend at M-4-624 (History Dept).  (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

The Point: To re-open a University dining club


Today's Point was written by Professor Maria Brincker of Philosophy and CLA Senate Moderator

Dear All,    

The topic today is university dining and the question of supporting and making space for faculty and staff to be nourished and thrive at UMB. And as the CLA senate moderator and committed “space fighter,” I have been invited to provide some thoughts and updates both from the past and present situation here on campus and from the galaxy of dreams.   

Nuts & Bolts: FSU around campus and the waiting game


Dear Members,

Reminder: Anti Racism Grant Applications

Nuts & Bolts: Cherish, University Dining, Tabling, West Garage and the UAW


Dear Member,

This issue of Nuts & Bolts contains a variety of topics.  

Thank you…….

Thank you to all who attended the UMass Boston Stands Up for the Cherish Act. FSU Member CR Elliott, Librarian, spoke eloquently on the deficiencies of our library and how this impacts students, staff, and faculty.   Thank you, CR!


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