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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

 
 

Welcome back!

2/4/2019

Dear Colleague,

Welcome back to the spring semester.  For those of you just joining us, welcome to UMass Boston! 

Here are some updates and reminders:

► FSU internal organizer for this semester.  Sandra (Sandy) Howland, FSU member and union activist, (Senior Lecturer II, English), will be an FSU internal organizer this semester. Sandy will be working with the FSU to discuss with members their concerns and issues on campus and to increase membership involvement. 

Information on Spring 19 FSU Executive Committee elections

1/22/2019

Dear Members,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee. 

The positions up for election or re-election include:

Vice-President

Pre-tenure (1 position),

Tenured (2 positions),

Non-Tenure track (2 positions). 

The attached documents contains information regarding the election process specifically on nominations and campaigning.

Also attached is the official Nomination Form.  The nomination period is Friday, January 25th to Friday, February 8th. 

REMINDER: FSU VP Election changes

1/22/2019

Dear FSU Member,

FSU Executive Committee Vice President John Hess has resigned from the position.

The position of Vice President is now vacant. The position is one of the Executive Committee positions up for election Spring 2019. 

Your health care premiums will increase 3 percent unless we push back

1/18/2019

Dear Colleague,

It looks like the Group Insurance Commission wants to increase your health care costs by 3% (see the info from the GIC below).  Please let them know what you think during their ‘listening tour’ before they make decisions that increase costs or reduce services (see attached flyer).

FSU VP Election changes

1/15/2019

Dear FSU Member,

FSU Executive Committee Vice President John Hess has resigned from the position.

The position of Vice President is now vacant. The position is one of the Executive Committee positions up for election Spring 2019 (see attached documents). 

Health insurance hearing next Tuesday

1/15/2019

Dear Colleague:

Happy New Year!  We hope many of you are enjoying your break.  To keep health care and parking affordable, please consider the following:

NTT Promotion Application Deadline is Monday, January 28th

1/3/2019

Dear Non Tenure Track Faculty Member,

For NTTs eligible to apply for promotion this academic year, the deadline to apply is the first day of the Spring 19 semester—Monday, January 28, 2019.

For more information on the NTT promotion application process see Article 21.12 of the contract as well as the primer on NTT contract rights on the FSU website.

Parking MOA Ratification Vote Result

12/14/2018

Dear FSU members,

Voting on the ratification of the Parking Memorandum of Agreement ended at 10AM today.

The results are:

YES   206  52%   

NO    190  47%

Number of members who voted was 396 which is 52% of eligible voters.

The Elections Committee thanks all members for voting. 

Sofya Aptekar, Sociology

Caroline Coscia, Political Science

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