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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

The Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston Quinn/2/81A 100 Morrissey Blvd Boston MA 02125 617-287-6295 | fsu@umb.edu 

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.

 Steve Striffler, President

 fsu@umb.edu

 

The Point: Solidarity

12/13/2021

Greetings, Colleagues: 

Since I believe that a picture really can be worth a thousand words, I am going to keep this week’s Point very brief and mainly want to say: see below.  What you are seeing is members of all the campus unions, joined together in solidarity, trying to deliver a simple message to the chancellor: fair bargaining now. 

Of course all these union members were initially blocked from the main stairwells and elevators by the campus safety officers, presumably acting on the orders of upper administration. 

Bargaining Invite and Rally Recap

12/10/2021

Please register for bargaining this Monday – from 4-7  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registraton information).    [Before you register, please make sure you can attend at least some of the bargaining session; we reached our capacity of 30 members last time and some folks couldn’t attend since we filled up]

Thanks to the roughly two hundred union members who showed up to make our collective voice known to the Administration – Fair Bargaining Now!

 

Announcement of FSU Spring 2022 Elections

12/10/2021

Dear Colleagues, 

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2022 include: 

President 

Librarian  

Non-Tenure Track (2 positions) 

Pre-Tenure (1 position) 

Tenured (2 positions) 

Thursday Action and Bargaining Update

12/6/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Last Thursday, around 200 union members from the FSU, PSU, CSU, GEO, and DCU met to discuss the shared problems the unions are facing at the bargaining table and with labor relations in general.    What can you do to help?

  1. Please join us for a rally with all the campus unions!

THURSDAY, 12:30-1:30 PM

QUINN, 1ST FLOOR

The FSU-MTA needs 100 signatures! Help Pass the Fair Share Amendment!

12/3/2021

Dear FSU Members:

Please sign the MTA’s Fair Share Amendment Vote Pledge.   The Fair Share Amendment will create an additional tax of 4% on the portion of an individual’s income over $1 million – to be invested in public schools/colleges.  We really need this!  Details below.

Bargaining Today and Some Good Budget News!

12/3/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Thanks so much to those of you who joined in yesterday’s all union meeting – with around 200 UMB union members.   We sent a clear message – from all the unions – to the Chancellor that labor relations need to improve if we want to be a health-promoting university.  Please join all the unions next Thursday in Quinn at 12:30 to make sure this message is heard.

Bargaining Tomorrow (Friday) – please join us at 3:30pm

12/2/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Please join us tomorrow (Friday), from 3:30-6:30, for our next bargaining session with the Administration.   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

And don’t forget about our next FSU bargaining action next Thursday!

Thursday, December 9, from 12:30-1:30: Please join all the campus unions on the first floor of Quinn for a rally; we will deliver a letter to the Administration demanding fair, serious, bargaining.

FSU End-of-Semester Social Event!

12/1/2021

Dear FSU Members,

You are invited to the FSU’s end-of-the-semester bash on December 15th from 5:30 to 7:30  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for more information).

Please RSVP by December 6th so we can know how many to expect. 

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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