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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

 
 

FSU Members and UMB Students Speak Out Against Tuition and Fee Increases

The FSU and other unions on campus, along with UMB students, are speaking out against the Board of Trustee's decision to raise fees and against the rising tide of student debt. You can see coverage of this issue here, here, and here.

Important Update for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members

To All Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members:

We would like to update you on a few matters of importance:

Important Fall Updates from the FSU

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back to campus for those of you who are returning.  For those of you who are new, welcome to UMass Boston and the Faculty Staff Union email update. 

Our retroactive raises will be paid:  In the paychecks scheduled for October 23, the administration plans to give us our retroactive cost of living raises owed us from July 1, 2014 to May 2, 2015 and our retroactive merit pay owed from January 2015 to May 2, 2015. 

We will be receiving our retro pay!

Dear Colleagues: 

It is my greatest pleasure to inform you that we will receive our retroactive salary increases back to July 1, 2014.  Recall that we finally received our cost of living increases on May 3, 2015, but these were supposed to begin on July 1, 2014.  We received our merit pay in June 2015 (back to May 3), but merit pay was supposed to be awarded back to the first paycheck in January, 2015.  We are now scheduled to receive back pay for both of these raises by the end of October of this year.  We will keep you informed.  

UPDATE: Implementation of New NTT Faculty Language Re Provost's Office Letter

To all Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members:

Please see the following email sent from the FSU to Emily McDermott of the Provosts Office in regards to recent letters sent to NTT concerning the conversion to the new contract language. You will note that the email below also contains advice from the FSU to NTT members on how to respond to the letters you have received. In addition, please note the last paragraph- once we have received the comprehensive data from Admin on all NTT conversions we will analyze the information and contact members with further advice and information.

End of year news including your raises and merit

Our raises:  You should have received your cost of living raise back to May 3rd, 2015 in your last paycheck.  You will receive your merit pay hopefully in your June 19th paycheck back to May 3rd.  The university is still working on these.  We are still trying to get your full (instead of only 2 month) raises for this year. 

JOIN THE UMB RALLY THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th TO GET YOUR RAISES!

JOIN US WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH AT NOON ON THE PLAZA BY THE CAMPUS CENTER AND DEMAND THAT UMASS PAY THE NEGOTIATED RAISES WHILE HOLDING THE LINE ON STUDENT TUITION AND FEES

If you have not yet signed the petition demanding this, please sign it here

Caution: Censored Content

When the FSU and the other UMass Boston unions wanted to play a video message to graduates at Commencement, the Administration rejected our video. Apparently, our message was a little too subversive for them. So just what was the inappropriate message that the Administration didn't want graduates to hear? See below to find out.

 

Implementation of New Non Tenure Track Faculty Language

All Non Tenure Track Faculty (NTT) Unit Alert:
                            

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