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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.

Marlene Kim, President
fsu@umb.edu

 
 

Your raises are finally coming and other news from the FSU

10/15/2018

Dear Colleague,

Some great news and reminders from the FSU.   

Your raises:  Even though you ratified our contract in the summer, we have not received our raises because the legislature and Governor had yet to validate and fund our contracts (and other UMass contracts).  The House Ways and Means Committee just released a supplemental budget to fund these, and we expect both Houses to pass this and for the Governor to sign.  Yes you will receive retroactive pay. 

Invitation: FSU meeting for pre-tenure, tenure-track faculty

10/10/2018

The FSU representatives for pre-tenure, tenure-track faculty are hosting a meeting for all our constituents:

Wednesday October 24

3 to 4 p.m.

ISC, 2nd floor, Conference Room 2003

Forum on funding higher education this Thursday 4-6 pm

10/1/2018

Dear Colleague,

Please join members of FSU, UMB student organizers, representatives of Save UMB, and other Boston-area higher education advocates for this important Forum on Funding Higher Education, this Thursday October 4, 4-6 pm in the small science auditorium on campus.  All members of the community are welcome.  Pizza and refreshments will be served! 

FSU General Assembly on budget next Wednesday and retirement counseling

9/28/18

Dear Colleague,

A reminder about the following events next week and the availability of retirement counseling.  

Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights

9/24/2018

Dear NTT Colleague,

Welcome back (and a welcome to UMass for any new NTT faculty)! We know you are busy with the start of the semester but we want to be sure you are aware of important language in the FSU contract regarding non-tenure track faculty. This language covers everything from just cause rights, to promotional eligibility, to paid sick leave, and more.

Parking bargaining update

9/21/2018

Parking Bargaining update: 

Administration Continues to Propose Excessive Rate Increase

FSU President Marlene Kim’s remarks to the Board of Trustees, UMass Lowell, September 19, 2018

9/21/18

FSU President Marlene Kim’s remarks to the Board of Trustees, UMass Lowell, September 19, 2018. 

I am the President of the Faculty Staff Union at UMass Boston.  I broke my leg this past weekend, so I wasn’t going to address you today.  But I decided to appear because I wanted to tell you that UMass Boston is broken.  We’ve been appearing at Board of Trustees meetings for over two years to tell you that it is broken, but we have received few resources and little help. 

Take action against the proposed parking fee increases, other updates

9/17/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope your semester is going well. As you know, the Executive Committee is committed to working as closely as possible with the other campus unions and Save UMB to roll back the parking fee increase the administration is seeking to impose.  If we are to succeed, we need your support.  A number of activities are happening this week, and in the near future.  Please consider supporting the presence at the Convocation on Thursday and participating in the other opportunities listed below:

Open letter on parking bargaining from FSU member Bonnie Miller

9/14/2018

Dear Faculty,

I attended the FSU meeting today on parking, and the turnout was pretty light. I get it because my schedule is crazy, too, but this parking issue is too important to let our busy schedules get in the way. So in order to make sure everyone is in the loop, I am going to break it down here for everyone.

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