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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

 
 

Layoffs, Associate Lecturers, and other news from the FSU

11/17/17

Dear Colleagues, 

Some important updates here. 

Call your state representative today to relieve UMB of debt and help alleviate the budget crisis

11/15/17

Dear Colleague,

Relief for the budget cuts is now at the State House.  Please call your representatives today. 

REMINDER: Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights

11/14/17

Dear NTT Colleague,

We would like to remind you to take a look at the 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.

Protest staff layoffs tomorrow and other news from the FSU

11/13/17

Dear Colleague:

Our staff can use your help, and so can the FSU.  See below:

►The Professional and Classified Unions on campus are protesting the layoffs that are soon to be announced at their STAND UP Against Layoffs! demonstration  Tomorrow, Tuesday Nov 14 at 12 noon, Quinn, 2nd floor lobby.  Please RSVP if you can attend here:  RSVP!

Call Governor Baker today and petitions due

11/8/17

Dear Colleague,

Please help us with the activities below: 

Call Governor Baker’s office TODAY to urge a better financial officer for us at 617.725.4005.

Please sign the petition urging a better economic offer from Governor Baker if you have not yet done so:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyIr44b7xKMYCDD3hexQ2Bs1pJUiLBRJHmEZ3jPLJzNRWToA/viewform

Results of the Special Election for the NTT Executive Committee Seat

11/6/17

Dear FSU members,

On behalf of the FSU Elections Committee, thank you to all who voted in the NTT Special Election.

Voting closed this morning and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to  Monique Fuguet as your new NTT representative on the FSU Executive Committee.

Below is the election results

Petition for Better Raises and More on Bargaining

Dear Colleague,

Below is an update in bargaining and a plea to sign the petition to Baker if you have yet to do so.   

Bargaining:  Parking:  The Administration wants to negotiate parking fee increases.  We have yet to receive their offer. 

For a full update on bargaining, click here

►Salary Increases –We received the following verbal offer for salary increases:

Bargaining Update

11/6/17

The FSU bargaining team has met with the administration several times since our last update; this is what has occurred (NOTE: to see current and prior bargaining updates click here):

►Salary Increases –We received the following verbal offer for salary increases:

Sign petition to the Governor to increase your raises and other news from the FSU

10/30/17

Dear Colleague,

Please help us get a better salary increase by signing the petition to the Governor below.   A fuller update for bargaining will come soon. 

Bargaining update:  We have received a very low verbal offer for salary increases for the next 3 years: 1% in January 2018, 2% in January 2019, and 2% in January 2020, with an extra 1% in August 2018 if the state meets revenue targets of $27 billion. 

Special Election for NTT Position – Voting information

Dear NTT Faculty Member,

The Special Election for the NTT vacant seat on the FSU Executive Committee has just gotten underway. You should have received an email from Ballotbin, our electronic voting service.  The ballot contains the names of the four candidates along with their candidate statement. Please vote for one candidate.

The last day of voting will be Monday, November 6, 2017 (polls will close at 9AM).  On Thursday, November 2nd, a reminder email will be sent to those members who have not yet voted.

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