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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

 

Town Hall on Tuesday and help pass statewide and federal aid for higher education

5/7/2020

Dear Colleague,

 

I hope the end of the semester is going well for you. The FSU is organizing with the other unions on campus around the university’s planned budget cuts, working with the MTA to protect adjuncts and others at the state level, and (via the MTA) asking for more aid at the federal level to prevent budget cuts. Please join these efforts below:  

 

The Point: Canaries, Coal Mines, Common Good

5/4/2020

Hello Colleagues,

Just as the devastating virus is following different timelines on a state-by-state basis, so too are its collateral effects unfolding along varied chronologies. In the arena of higher education, this means that all of us who teach in the University of Massachusetts system might do well to study the evidence of what is currently happening in Michigan, Ohio, and other states where the devastating practices of  austerity are being deployed. 

UMB budget and other news from the FSU

5/1/2020

Dear Colleague,

We hope you are doing well and know that there is a lot going on.  We wanted to update you on the latest we have heard and know about. 

Information for the FSU Annual Meeting, TOMORROW, 9-11

4/29/2020

Dear FSU Member:

The FSU Annual meeting will occur tomorrow, (Thursday) April 30 from 9 to 11 am via zoom.  We will send out the zoom link and password at 8 am tomorrow morning.  Look for this in your email.  The subject will be ‘FSU meeting zoom link.’  Please join by computer video and audio so we can see who is present, and you can vote and indicate that you want to speak easily and quickly.  Participating on the phone will delay voting and inhibit your ability to speak. 

REMINDER: Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights- Deadline to Signal Intent to Apply for Promotions is May 15th, 2020

4/24/2020

Dear NTT Colleague,

We hope you are all holding up well during this unprecedented time. Look for an email from us soon about a zoom meeting with NTTs to check in about how people are handling the rapid transition to remote teaching that we have all been faced with.

Materials for FSU Annual Meeting, Thursday, April 30th, 9-11

4/23/2020

Dear Member,

We hope you will join us at our annual meeting on Thursday, April 30 from 9-11 am.  More details on the platform we will be using will follow.  We hope to hear about your concerns and your ideas.  We are attaching the agenda (slightly revised), the budget, a narrative about the budget, and a proposed bylaw change (NOTE: contact the FSU office for copies of all relevant documents)

COVID-19 and our campus: what’s next?

4/21/2020

Dear FSU members,

Please join the FSU bargaining team for an informal Q&A to discuss any and all of the following:

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