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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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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


Highlights from Commencement and MTA Meetings


Dear Colleague,

Grades have been submitted, Commencement done and now we can think of warm days, sunshine, and beach reading.  

We want to send you off on summer break with some joy.  This past academic year has not been easy – masks on, masks off, student absences, late assignments and zoom meetings - through it all you persevered.   Somedays were harder than others.  

Sign Letter: Support Boston Teachers


Dear FSU Members,

The Point: Wrapping Up!


Greetings, colleagues!

This final Point of the year is co-authored by outgoing President Steve Striffler, incoming President Caroline Coscia, and incoming Vice President Jeff Melnick.  As we shuffle the seats a bit as the semester ends, we remain clear that the real work of the union is carried out by all of you, every day, in your various roles educating, mentoring, and supporting our students during a truly unprecedented time.

Response to Provost Memo on Africana Studies and Trotter Institute


Dear FSU Members,

The below response is from the Executive Committees of both the CLA Senate and the FSU, as well as the outgoing Chair of the Faculty Council.


Dear Colleagues,

Update From The FSU Grievance Committee



Dear Colleague,

FSU Contract - 2020-2023


Dear FSU Members,

Attached is the FSU Contract for 2020-2023 which you can also find here.  Thanks to the Core Bargaining Team and all of you for supporting the bargaining process.

The FSU been receiving a fair amount of email about both raises and the contractual changes for NTT faculty.

REMINDER: FSU Anti-Racism Funds – Call for Proposals


Dear FSU Members,

As part of the contract negotiated by the FSU and UMB administration, the university agreed to establish a “$25,000 pool of funding in each year [of the contract that] shall be allocated to and distributed by the Provost’s office in consultation with the FSU to support anti-racism activities for faculty and librarians.” 

Summer Session Class Enrollments


Dear Faculty,

In last week’s Labor Management meeting (FSU leadership, Provost's office and HR Labor Relations) we discussed summer enrollment--specifically the low enrollments for face-to-face classes.  Many face-to-face class enrollments are at ten percent of capacity. In contrast, many remote or on-line classes are full or close to being full. The deadline to reach the required twelve students for Summer One is nearing: it is May 23rd.  

The Point: Meet the Lecturer Equity Caucus!


This week’s point was written by a group of colleagues active in the recent formation of the Lecturer Equity Caucus

Greetings, Colleagues:


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