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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

 
 

FSU Spring 2016 Election Information

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  The attached document contains information on the nominating and election process including the dates of nominating and election-related activities.  Also provided is an example of the Nomination Form that will be used for nominations.

Deadline to Apply for NTT Promotions is Now

All NTTs eligible for consideration for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II need to contact your chair by the end of this Fall Semester regarding your eligibility. Promotions to Senior Lecturer or Senior Lecturer II will be reviewed during this coming Spring semester.

NTT Contract Conversion Update

12/11/2015

Implementation Date

The Administration has agreed to acknowledge all promotions from the previous contract until the end of Fall 2014.  All calculations for the purpose of conversion were made during the Spring 2015 semester based upon employment histories through Fall 2014.  

Update on FSU Grievance Matters

12/11/15

Many of these grievances will have an impact on other members, including the conversion to the new language for NTTs.

Removal of Tenure

An arbitration hearing for a tenured faculty member who was dismissed in violation of just cause will conclude next week, and we expect a decision in a couple of months.

Improper Denial of Tenure

MTA President Barbara Madeloni's Op-Ed on Charter Schools

On December 9, 2015, the Boston Globe published an op-ed by MTA President, Barbara Madeloni, concerning charter schools. Click here to read her comments.

Fall FSU Newsletter With Important Info

Colleagues

The Fall 2015 edition of Union News is hot off the presses. (Note: hard copies are available in the union office or by request). This issue features stories including:

● Whatever happened to faculty governance?

● How a tax on millionaires in Massachusetts could fund public education and transportation in the state.

Update on NTT Promotion Timelines and Criteria

Dear NTT Faculty Member

We would like to update you on a few matters related to NTT promotional timelines and criteria for promotions.

NTT Promotion Criteria and Process

NTT Contract Conversion Update

Dear NTT Faculty Member,

We have been engaged with the administration on several fronts in both asserting our position and in clarifying the Agreement.

1.  Grievance:  We have a grievance that addresses the issue of a unit member promotion eligibility in which we assert pre July 1, 2014 creditable service is based on a calendar year calculation.  We are waiting for the Step II decision in this case.

Celebrate Your Retro Pay Party- October 23rd

THE FACULTY STAFF UNION (FSU)

INVITES you to CELEBRATE YOUR RETRO PAY PARTY

Place:  Ryan Lounge

Celebrate October 23rd and Other Updates

Dear Colleagues,

I hope your semester is going well.  Here are some updates: 

1. We will be receiving our retroactive pay October 23, 2015.  Help us celebrate by joining us in the Ryan Lounge at lunch time.  Free pizza and drinks will be served.  More info will be sent. 

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