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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

 

Layoffs, Budgets, FSU meeting agenda, and other important news from the FSU

4/16/2020

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are doing well during these difficult times.  Here’s an update:

State budget info, stipends for developing online courses, and other news from the FSU

4/10/2020

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are safe and well given the coronavirus pandemic.  Here is an update. 

►The financial outlook for UMB:  Many people are asking about budget cuts.  If these occur, this will be from cuts from the state budget and/or declining enrollments.  The university does not have a picture of enrollments for the fall yet. 

FSU Update on Impact Bargaining

4/9/2020

Dear FSU Members,

We write with an update about COVID-19 impact bargaining with the Administration.  At our meeting on April 8th we reached tentative agreement on the FSU-specific portion of the larger union-coalition proposal (see attached).  This will not become formal or official until we complete bargaining the larger portion of the proposal that we share with the other unions on campus.  It’s all part of a single proposal.

FSU Update on COVID-19 Impact Bargaining

4/6/2020

Dear FSU Members,

We write with an update about COVID-19 impact bargaining with the Administration. Along with the other campus unions, and based on your input, we developed the set of proposals we sent to you last week. The administration refused to negotiate with the campus unions together, and therefore the FSU Core Bargaining Team met separately with the administration on Tuesday, March 31st and Thursday, March 2nd.  We only discussed the FSU-specific proposals in the larger document (but will eventually discuss the larger, shared, proposals).  

Your health care costs, retirement counseling, and other information from the FSU

4/3/2020

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are staying safe and are well during these difficult times.  Here is an update on what is going on. 

FSU Bargaining Impact of COVID-19

3/27/2020

Dear Faculty and Librarians,

We hope you are safe and well.

How are you doing and what are your concerns, needs?

3/27/20

Dear Colleague,

We hope that you are safe and staying well.  Let us know about your experience in this coronavirus time and your particular needs for your teaching and research.  We will be meeting with the administration to discuss how this alternative learning is going and would like to relay your concerns, issues, needs and experiences to them.  In the meantime, be well and keep us informed of your needs, issues and concerns. 

Marlene Kim

Faculty Staff Union President, and

Professor, Department of Economics

A Message from the FSU President-Elect

3/25/2020

Dear Faculty and Librarians,

Hope you are all doing well during this tumultuous time.

Your childcare needs

3/23/20

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are coping the best you can in these challenging times.  The Greater Boston Labor Council is circulating a survey to help Mayor Walsh understand the childcare needs of Boston’s workers.  Please take time to complete this so they can address this important need. 

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