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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

 
 

Reminder on the FSU annual meeting, external review of discrimination investigations at UMB, and other news from the FSU

5/2/2019

Dear Colleagues,

We are on the home stretch to the end of semester.  Here is an opportunity to get involved in obtaining a better investigatory process for discrimination complaints and a reminder on our annual meeting in one week. 

Reminder:  the FSU Annual Meeting will be Thursday, May 9th at 2-3:15PM in ISC, 3rd floor, Room 3300

Come to the legislative lunch tomorrow at noon- help us increase funding for UMB!

5/1/2019

Dear Colleagues,

Come to the Legislative Lunch tomorrow, May 2, 12 noon, Campus Center, Ballroom A

With faculty, staff , students and legislators, come discuss how the budget cuts have affected you, how UMB needs the extra $43 million that the Cherish Act will infuse per year to UMB, and the importance of the Cherish Act and why legislators should support it. 

FSU Annual Meeting, Thur 5/9/19, 2-3:15, ISC, Room 3300

4/26/2019

Dear Colleagues,

The FSU Annual Meeting will be Thursday, May 9th at 2-3:15PM in ISC, 3rd floor, Room 3300

This is an opportunity to update you on what is going on, receive your feedback, and talk about your areas of concern and what the FSU should be working on.  The items to be considered include the FSU budget, proposed FSU bylaw changes, proposed changes for bargaining procedures, and other matters.  Please attend and give us your thoughts. 

Activities to support the Cherish Act

4/23/2019

Dear Colleague,

I hope you can support the Cherish Act by participating in these activities.  If you have yet to contact your state legislators, please do so now (see here).  

FSU Looking For New NTT Grievance Officer

4/23/2019

Dear NTT Colleague,

Since she was elected FSU vice-president, Caroline Coscia will be resigning as NTT grievance officer. So we are looking for an NTT to replace her. Below is a job description.

Call your state reps today to support budget amendments

4/22/2019

Dear Colleague,

We hope you can help UMB by calling your state reps today to help UMB.

CALL YOUR STATE REPS TODAY TO HELP UMB: 

REMINDER: Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights

4/16/2019

Dear NTT Colleague,

In February we sent you the following 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. The same info from that email is below in the event you did not see it the first time:

Budget meeting tomorrow and other news from the FSU

4/1/2019

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great semester.  Here is an update: 

►FSU Budget input meeting: Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2nd, 2 pm (Campus Center, first floor meeting room, 1313) for input on this budget.  (contact the FSU office to see the preliminary FY20 budget and a report from the Treasurer.) You can also email your thoughts to fsu@umb.edu.  A final version of the proposed FY20 budget will be sent to members in advance of the FSU Annual Meeting.

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