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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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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 Unions Call For Pay For All Workers

3/20/20

Dear Colleagues,

We want to let you know that the FSU Executive Committee has signed the following letter sent to Chancellor Newman and President Meehan regarding  student employment.

From the FSU Executive Committee

 

Dear Interim Chancellor Newman and President Meehan,

It has come to our attention that an email was sent out by Tom Miller seeking estimates of cost savings, including possible savings from student employee pay.  This is both unconscionable and irresponsible.

Email Action - UMass Coalition request

3/19/2020

Dear Colleagues,

The FSU Executive Committee is committed to the physical health, mental health and financial security of all UMass Boston students, faculty, and staff, as well as that of the larger UMass community. We believe UMass can and should be a leader in ensuring these values as we work remotely.  Thus far, while UMass students, faculty and librarians have been allowed to work remotely in the interest of public health, many staff have not been offered the same freedom and assurance.  They need our support.

Further and updated information about educational continuity at UMB

3/18/2020

Corrected 3/18/20, 2:00PM

Dear Colleague,

Things are changing quickly, so we want to share with you additional information that we gathered from various sources and from a meeting some of the executive committee members had with the Administration yesterday.  We asked many of the questions members have been asking, so see the answer to your questions below. 

Preparations for teaching/research/work for the semester

Emergency petition for our sister unions

3/16/2020

Dear Colleague:

Our sisters and brothers in PSU, CSU, GEO and other unions on the UMass Boston campus need your immediate assistance. The University is still requiring “essential” employees to come to campus tomorrow and for the rest of the semester. The definition of essential has been left up to supervisors and in some areas it is being defined very broadly. Please circulate the following petition to FSU members so that they can demand that that Interim Chancellor Newman keep the community safe:

FSU Election Results

3/13/2020

Dear FSU member,

Voting closed at 9AM this morning and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new FSU Executive Committee members:

President:                                                  Steve Striffler                                            

Tenured Faculty Representatives:             Tim Sieber, José Martinez-Reyes, Sofya Aptekar

Pre-Tenured Representative:                     Travis Johnston

Non-Tenured Representatives:                  Monique Fuguet and Linda Liu

Update on coronavirus and alternative teaching arrangements

3/12/2020

Dear Colleagues,

The FSU Executive Committee informed you in an email on Tuesday, March 10th that members of the Executive Committee and the Core Bargaining Team were meeting with the Provost on Wednesday afternoon. 

This email is to update you all on what we learned at our meeting with the Provost yesterday and what we know as of this morning. The University’s response to the coronavirus outbreak is very fluid right now.  We will continue to communicate as we receive more information. 

FSU Communication on COVID 19

3/10/2020

Dear Colleagues,

The FSU Executive Committee writes to inform you that at our meeting today, Tuesday, March 10th, we discussed at great length the Interim Provost’s memorandum, about UMass Boston’s plans to respond to the Covid-19 virus, which includes preparing for restricted access to the physical campus to safeguard our community’s health.

Tom Goodkind Resolution

3/9/2020

Dear Colleague,

The FSU Executive Committee at its February 25, 2020 meeting voted to honor Tom Goodkind, Professional Staff Union (PSU) leader and labor activist with a resolution on his retirement from UMass Boston.

Faculty Staff Union

 

In Recognition of Extraordinary Service and Leadership, the Faculty Staff Union Presents this Resolution in Honor of Thomas Goodkind

FSU Election - Voting Instructions

3/5/2020

Dear FSU members, 

Voting begins at 9AM EST Friday March 6th and runs to 9AM EDT Friday, March 13th.  

FSU Candidate Forum Tomorrow (Wednesday)

3/3/2020

Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Elections Committee invites you to attend the upcoming Candidate Forum TOMORROW.

When:  Wednesday, March 4th

Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM

Location: M-1-209

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