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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

 
 

Reject the PFML notice

9/6/2019

Dear Colleague,

Call Meehan’s office for UMB debt relief today

9/5/2019

Dear Colleague,

The State of Massachusetts has a $1 billion surplus and is taking one-time proposals.  Tell UMass to submit a proposal to relieve UMB of debt. 

Once you have called, please send an email to let us know that you called. You can also let us know if you got to talk to his staff or just left a message.

Call the UMass President’s Office at 617-287-7050. 

Sample script:

Join the FSU bargaining or bargaining support team

9/5/2019

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.

Call Marty Meehan at noon tomorrow Wednesday Sept 4

9/3/2019

Dear Colleague,

Welcome back to all returning members and welcome to UMass to all new faculty and librarians! We will be sending a more comprehensive email with further information on a number of pending issues of concern to our members. In the meantime, we wanted to send you the following time sensitive request:

We need you to call Meehan’s office tomorrow (Wednesday), September 4, at 12 noon!  

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. 

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