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Parking Bargaining is Back – FSU General Meeting, July 20th


Dear FSU Member,

The UMB Administration has notified the campus unions that the Bayside Lot is anticipated to be closed around June 2022. This would eliminate all of the lower-cost parking available to students and employees.  To address this and other on-going concerns about the current parking fees, a coalition of campus unions (including the CSU, DCU, FSU and PSU) held an initial meeting with management on July 8th. 

Graduate Program Director Survey – Report/Analysis


Dear FSU Members,

We write to report on the recent FSU survey of Graduate Program Directors.  We got 67 responses – an excellent response given the relatively small size of the group and the timing of the survey.  Thanks to those who participated!  Current and former GPDs who did not participate are encouraged to share your thoughts ( 

Bargaining Update- 20-21 Recap


Dear FSU Members,

We thought the end of the semester would be a good time to provide an outline of where things stand in the bargaining process.  For previous bargaining updates see here, but for a broad re-cap continue reading!

REMINDER: Bargaining Invite – Wednesday, May 12 – 1-3pm


Dear FSU Members,

We invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session on Wednesday, May 12th, 1-3pm.  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

Requiring Vaccinations for Faculty


Dear Members,

The FSU Executive Committee sent the below email request to the UMB Administration today on behalf of the FSU.  If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the FSU ( 

Dear Chancellor Suárez-Orozco and Provost Berger,

The FSU supports requiring faculty to be vaccinated in order to return to campus in the Fall.   We write to request to impact bargain the details of such a policy as soon as possible.  


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