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FSU Update: MTA workplace survey, state pensions and Social Security, transportation survey, and MTA Summer Conference

6/13/2024

Dear Members,

Before you go into full period of non-responsibility mode, we share a request from MTA to complete a workplace survey.  In addition, a recent Boston Globe article provides a good explanation of what happens to retirees on state pensions when you also qualify to receive Social Security.  

MTA events: Join the MTA at the Boston Pride For The People Parade! MTA Summer Conference

6/4/2024

Dear Member,

Boston Pride for the People Parade, June 8th 

Summer Session Registration Deadlines - UPDATE

5/22/2024

Dear Members,

The FSU reached out to Provost Berger regarding summer session course registrations specifically the May 10th deadline for summer session one. We are concerned that the early deadline harms students who may not be focused on summer classes while completing Spring 24 class work.  

We know this is extra work for you and we oppose the administration's decision to close summer registration so early this year. 

The below is the response received from Joe Berger. 

Sincerely,

Nuts & Bolts: FMLA outsourcing, transportation survey, period of non-responsibility, FSU June to August, FSU Executive Committee and MTA Summer Conference

5/20/2024

Dear Members,

This week is why we do what we do.  Commencement week is exciting.  Our students are amazing – they work many hours off campus, commute (this year with multiple T closures), and participate in student organizations. Watching the number of students who rise when the Chancellor asks ‘who are the first in their family to graduate from college’ is heartwarming.

You might be tired from and still grading final papers and exams; but remember you have set your students forward on a path of success.

Nuts & Bolts: parking survey, outsourcing of FMLA, take action to stop FMLA outsourcing, semester parking passes and NEA student loan refinancing

5/13/2024

Dear Members,

As I write this out of the corner of my eye I see them.  The pile is calling for me to open them.  I move the pile across the room but still they demand attention. They are of course a pile of blue books.  I wondered when we began using blue books.  A google search indicates Butler University first used them in the 1920s.  Butler’s school colors are blue and white.

Thank you for attending our end of semester gatherings!

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