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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.

Marlene Kim, President
fsu@umb.edu

 
 

More Information On The Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP)

8/14/2019

Dear Colleague,

Many of you have been asking about the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP). For your information, faculty who are teaching during the fall 2019 semester potentially may be deemed critical by the administration so that their resignation date can be moved to December 31, 2019 by the administration.  Have your chair talk to your Dean should you want to request this.   

Join the FSU bargaining or bargaining support team

8/9/2019

Dear Colleague,

Bargaining our successor agreement will begin next Spring 2020.  The FSU is looking for members to be on the bargaining team and the bargaining support committee.  Although we will begin bargaining in Spring 2020, there is much to do in preparation for bargaining during the Fall 2019 semester, including constituting a bargaining team, a bargaining support committee, creating and administering a bargaining survey of our members, and soliciting feedback for bargaining.

Shared Governance and the Chancellor Search Committee

7/16/2019

The Faculty Staff Union Executive Committee passed the following statement on July 14, 2019:

Legislative update

7/2/2019

Dear Colleague,

There’s a lot going on legislatively that will help UMB.  See below. 

UMB, Salesforce, CBP (Customs and Border Protection), Mickey Gallagher's Retirement, and Other Information

7/1/2019

Dear Colleague,

The FSU has been busy.  Here’s the latest news. 

Reminder to contact your legislators to raise $43 million for UMB every year, plus impact bargaining on intra-campus employment

6/24/2019

Dear Colleague,

We hope you are having a great summer.  Some important news is below. 

►The Administration has requested that the FSU negotiate a policy for intra-campus employment (a policy for FSU members who are also employed at another UMass campus). Let us know if you are interested in serving on this bargaining team or are currently employed on more than one UMass campus and are willing to advise us and provide information regarding your experiences and concerns.  Contact the FSU office for more information.

Join UMB and MTA allies at the State House this Thursday from 3-5pm

6/17/2019

Dear Activist,

Put pressure on the legislature to pass the Cherish Act by showing up this Thursday for Red for Ed Thursdays:

When? This Thursday June 20th 3-5 pm

Where?  At the side entrance to the Statehouse on Bowdoin Street. If you come later, look for us inside the Statehouse by the offices of Senate President Spilka (room 332) and Speaker of the House DeLeo (room 356). 

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