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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

 
 

Parking at UMB and information on tuition/fees paid on UMass campuses

8/6/2018

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great summer.  Two important updates are here:

FSU Executive Committee Statement on Parking

8/1/2018

Dear Colleague,

We would like to inform you that the FSU Executive Committee has formally approved the following statement:

The FSU Executive Committee is committed to the FSU bargaining team arriving at one unified parking agreement with the CSU, PSU, and students. The FSU Executive Committee also pledges that the FSU Executive Committee, bargaining team, and members will actively participate in a campaign to reach an agreement that is beneficial to all the unions and students.

FSU Members Vote To Ratify The 2017-2020 Contract

7/19/2018

Dear FSU members,

Voting on the ratification of our 2017-2020 contract ended at 12:00PM today.

The results are:

Election Question: Should the proposed collective bargaining Agreement between the FSU/MTA/NEA and the UMass Board of Trustees be ratified?

Response                            Count                                    Percent

YES                                         306                                         97%

Ratification Election Reminder to Vote

7/17/2018

Dear FSU members,

The FSU contract ratification election is coming to a close. Voting will conclude at 12PM on Thursday, July 19th.

Your ballot was sent to you by Ballotbin, which is a software we use for our elections. In a few cases, the emailed ballot  was directed by members’ email providers into spam, promotions, or junk folders, so make sure to check those.

Vote on your 2017-20 contract now

7/11/2018

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU has arrived at a tentative agreement with the administration on our contract, everything except parking.  To move the agreement to adoption and implementation requires a vote by FSU members.  This email explains the ratification voting process.

The Elections Committee will conduct the ratification vote.

Notice of 17-20 FSU Contract Ratification- Fri 7/13- Thu 7/19

7/10/2018

Dear FSU Member,

The FSU 2017-2020 contract has been agreed to and now requires ratification by FSU members. 

To ratify our contract, members need to vote which means we are holding a ratification election.

You will be sent a ballot no later than Friday, July 13th at 9AM EDT where you will vote yes to ratify or no not to ratify the contract.  Voting ends at 12PM EDT (noon) on Thursday, July 19th

A more detailed email will be sent July 12th regarding your ballot receipt.

Meeting on Tuesday July 10 for your 2017-20 Contract, 10-11:30- location change, Zoom info

7/9/2018

Dear Colleague,

Contact the FSU office if you wish to virtually attend tomorrow’s (Tuesday) contract information meeting from 10-11:30. For those who will be there in person, please note that there is a room change. The meeting will be in Healey Library, LL, Presentation Room 2, not Presentation Room 3.

Sincerely,

John Hess

FSU Vice President

Senior Lecturer II, American Studies/English

Bargaining (except parking) concluded; stay tuned for ratification

7/3/2018

Dear Colleague,

It is with great pleasure that I inform you that bargaining for your 2017-20 contract has concluded, after almost 1.5 years of bargaining, with the exception of parking.  Your contract has many benefits, including:

17-20 FSU Contract Summary

7/3/2018

The FSU and the Administration have reached agreement on your 2017-2020 contract. We were successful in securing a number of positive gains and in fending off a number of potential take backs (such as on workload and academic freedom)-- all this despite a bleak economic climate at UMB and the Administration’s goal, articulated at the start of bargaining, of seeking contractual language that would have increased managerial rights.  

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