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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.

 Steve Striffler, President

 fsu@umb.edu

 

UMB Faculty of Color Respond to Boston Globe

4/26/2022

Dear FSU Members,

As it relates directly to the FSU-Faculty Council Forum this Thursday, 1-2:30pm (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information)., we share with you a letter from UMB faculty of color and minority faculty regarding the recent opinion piece in the Boston Globe.  Here is their letter:

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The Point: The Crisis Afflicting Africana Studies at UMB

4/25/2022

Note: This week’s column was guest written by Professors Cuf Ferguson (Psychology & Human Services) and Tim Sieber (Anthropology)

In the News – Africana Studies and Dorchester Bay City

4/22/2022

Dear FSU Members,

We wanted to make sure everyone saw two important pieces in local media outlets.

Tomorrow - Support Classified Staff Union at 9am

4/20/2022

Dear FSU Members,

Just a reminder that the Classified Staff Union will be outside the Campus Center Cafeteria from 9am to 10am tomorrow/Thursday.  They will be informing the campus community about their contract demands while their bargaining team is in negotiations.   Come learn about their issues and give them some support.    See you there! 

FSU

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From CSU to their members: 

CSU Union Visibility Days – Every Week! 

Joint FSU-Faculty Council Forum – Thursday, April 28th

4/19/2022

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Council (FC) and the Faculty Staff Union (FSU) would like to invite you to attend an all-faculty Forum (librarian members of FSU welcome) to discuss the Chancellor and Provost’s Feb. 10th Joint Statement and the ensuing aftermath for us and our campus. This forum will be an opportunity to discuss your questions and concerns about this series of events on our campus as well as to allow us to learn what action(s) we want to pursue as faculty/librarians in the wake of these events.

Thursday, April 28th

1:00-2:30pm

FSU Vice President Special Election Results

4/19/2022

Dear FSU member,

Voting for the Vice President special election closed the morning of Friday April 15th at 9AM, and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new FSU Vice President:

Vice President: Jeff Melnick

(please contact the FSU Elections Committee if you would like details on the final vote tally; Jeff Melnick will take office at the end of the Spring 22 semester).

FSU Elections Committee:

Support UMB Staff Bargaining - Classified Staff are Bargaining

4/15/2022

Dear FSU Members,

Below is a message from our union colleagues in the CSU (Classified Staff Union).  Let them you know you support them -- they will be leafletting on Thursday April 21 at 9am outside the campus center cafeteria - to tell the campus community about their contract campaign demands while their bargaining team is in negotiations. 

FSU

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From CSU to their members: 

CSU Union Visibility Days – Every Week! 

FSU VP Special Election Vote Count

4/14/2022

Dear FSU members, 

 

Voting in the FSU Elections will conclude at 9:00AM, Friday 4/15. If you would like to observe the counting of votes, we will be holding a Zoom session starting at 10:00 AM tomorrow:

 (contact the FSU Elections Committee for Zoom information).

This will be the first time the committee is opening the election ballots, so it may take the system some time to compile. 

Election results will be sent to the FSU membership no later than the end of the day, Tuesday, April 19.

FSU Response to Boston Globe Hit Job

4/14/2022

Dear FSU Members, 

Like many of you, we were troubled by the recent editorial – or rather hit job – in the Boston Globe that repeated the ugly narrative that UMB faculty are racist.  The worst thing about it – aside from the damage it does to individual faculty, our students, and the university as a whole – is that the narrative comes directly from our own Administration in a transparent attempt to silence faculty.  

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