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FSU, CSU, and PSU members at the Chancellor's Office demanding that UMass pay the raises agreed to in bargaining
The Faculty Staff Union of UMass-Boston
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

 
 

Important Reminder about Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II promotions

Dear Colleague,

Lecturers and Senior Lecturers must submit their portfolios for promotion to their department by the first day of the Spring semester, or by 1/23/17.  (In a prior email we told you to notify your department of your eligibility by the first day of the Spring semester (1/23/17).

Protest the UMB budget cuts this Wed at 9 am

In the wake of the recently announced campus budget cuts, and with the promise of more cuts to come, it is crucial that we hold the Board of Trustees accountable for the role they are playing in threatening our institution's urban mission.  

Depending on weather, we will be gathering to picket outside 1 Beacon Street at 7:30 am and then head into the Administration and Finance Committee meeting of the Board of Trustees at 9 am to support our union speakers, Faculty Staff Union President Marlene Kim and Professional Staff Union vice-president Anneta Argyres.  

Talk this Thursday on higher education and election activities from the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

We thought you may be interested in the events below: 

► Save our Public Schools: 

Important Reminder about Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II promotions

Lecturers must notify their department if they believe they are eligible to apply (see the criteria for eligibility in Article 21.10.5 of the contract and in the primer) by the first day of the Spring semester. YOU WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED BY THE ADMINISTRATION OR YOUR DEPARTMENT OF YOUR ELIGIBILITY, SO IF YOU THINK YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO APPLY.

Draconian budget cuts and other important information from the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

Please join is on Monday afternoon to prevent draconian budget cuts.  Information on other events is below:

► Budget Crisis and cuts.  We are hearing that the university is considering cutting 20% of all department and unit budgets across the board, and increasing parking fees up to $10. 

Tell the administration to cut ribbons, not budgets! 

Teach in on Wednesday cancelled and canvassing dates

Dear Colleague,

► FSU Teach-In on Public Higher Education:  This Wednesday October 5 has been postponed to another date.    We will keep you informed. 

► Save our Public Schools: 

Letter to the Boston Globe from UMB Union Presidents: Real Reasons for the UMB Budget Crisis

Presidents of four of unions at UMB, including FSU President Marlene Kim, signed a letter in response to UMB claims that unionized employee raises were driving the UMB budget crisis. That letter was published in the Boston Globe (see letter here). 

Upcoming Events and Information from the FSU

Dear Colleague,

Welcome back to campus for those of you who are returning.  For those of you who are new, welcome to UMass Boston. 

  Most NTTs who were given notices of reappointment were hired back.  We do not have an exact figure, however.  Four faculty on continuing contracts were given layoff notices effective Fall 17 due to a projected lack of work.

Information from the FSU

Dear Colleagues: 

NTT Contract Conversion Update

NTT CONVERSION UPDATE 8/26/16

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