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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

 

Bargaining Invitation – Sept 30th – Please register

9/17/2020

Dear FSU Members,

As part of the FSU’s commitment to expanded bargaining (see the FSU policy here), we invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session on Sept 30th from 1pm to 3pm, where we expect to hear Admin proposals around furloughs (i.e., pay cuts), course capacity, distance learning, and parking (i.e., lower rates? lol).

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness -- for those who participated

9/16/2020

Dear FSU Members,

If you participated in the Academics for Black Survival and Wellness training, and if you are interested in connecting with other UMB faculty/librarians who did, please send us an email (FSU@umb.edu) and we would be happy to connect you with each other!

Thanks,

Steve Striffler

FSU President 

For information on the FSU, links to our contract and bargaining updates, and a calendar of events, see the FSU webpage

TODAY - MTA Higher Education Meeting

9/15/2020

Dear FSU member,

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) is holding an all higher education member meeting today from 4:30 -6:00PM for the purpose of planning political actions to address layoffs, furloughs, and health and safety issues.  

Please register for this important meeting and learn how you can participate in actions to stop the cuts and furloughs.   Registration information on the attached flyer.

Sincerely,

The Point: Fanfare for the Common Good

9/14/2020

In which we argue against the easy fixes of “drive-by diversity” in favor of a profound mobilization across the communities of interest—students, faculty, staff, community members—that should run this university.

Greetings, Colleagues,

For those of us working in higher education everything is up for grabs, isn’t it? 

I mean even figuring out how to start an email to a colleague is not a simple task: “hope this finds you well” seems problematic at best.

MTA Higher Education Meeting, September 15th

9/10/2020

Dear FSU member,

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) is holding an all higher education member meeting on Tuesday September 15 4:30 -6:00PM for the purpose of discussing actions taking place across all Massachusetts public higher education campuses - layoffs, furloughs, eliminations of programs, and health and safety issues.  

Welcome to Fall 2020 from the FSU

9/9/2020

Dear FSU Colleagues,

FSU Executive Committee Meeting this Friday

9/8/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be holding its first meeting of the semester on Friday from 4-5:30 pm.

These meetings are open to all members.  (contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info).

Zoom Background - Labor Day Gift from the MTA!

9/7/2020

Dear FSU Members,

Happy Labor Day.   Attached is a zoom background for your use -- courtesy of the MTA...with some catchy slogans about the current campaign to fund higher ed, stop the layoffs/furloughs, and keep our campuses safe.  Enjoy!

Steve Striffler

FSU President

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