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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

 
 

Take action against the proposed parking fee increases, other updates

9/17/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope your semester is going well. As you know, the Executive Committee is committed to working as closely as possible with the other campus unions and Save UMB to roll back the parking fee increase the administration is seeking to impose.  If we are to succeed, we need your support.  A number of activities are happening this week, and in the near future.  Please consider supporting the presence at the Convocation on Thursday and participating in the other opportunities listed below:

Open letter on parking bargaining from FSU member Bonnie Miller

9/14/2018

Dear Faculty,

I attended the FSU meeting today on parking, and the turnout was pretty light. I get it because my schedule is crazy, too, but this parking issue is too important to let our busy schedules get in the way. So in order to make sure everyone is in the loop, I am going to break it down here for everyone.

REMINDER: FSU meeting on parking and parking bargaining: Tomorrow Thursday September 13, 1 pm

9/12/2018

Dear Colleague,

Take a look at the attached parking rates.  Notice that reserved spaces pay the same rates as student day rates in the West Garage.  The percentage of your pay is indicated in red (yes it is regressive).  Don’t like it?  Then come tomorrow Thursday, 1-2PM (Campus Center, 3rd floor, Bay View Room (3540). We will update you and hear your thoughts/get your input on this issue.

Welcome and update from the FSU

9/5/2018

Dear Colleague,

Welcome back to campus for those of you who are returning.  For those of you who are new, welcome to UMass Boston. We wish you a rewarding semester ahead. As you can see, we have been busy: 

► REMINDER: FSU meeting on parking and parking bargaining:  Thursday September 131 pm.  Campus Center, 3rd floor, Bay View Room (3540).  We will update you and hear your thoughts/input on this issue.

Get involved with the FSU to stop unilateral rate increase for parking and high parking fees

8/31/2018

Dear Colleague,

The campaign to roll back the high parking fee increase got off to a rousing start on Tuesday when more than 120 people (in summer when most faculty and students aren’t around!) demonstrated at the residence hall ribbon cutting.  We were prevented from entering with our signs, but they certainly knew we were there (see here).

Protest unilateral parking fee increase and high parking fees this Tuesday

8/24/2018

Dear Colleague: 

The university has informed us that for the new West Garage, you will have to pay higher ‘interim parking rates’ of $15/day.

We will be filing charges at the Department of Labor Relations to prevent them from imposing these higher rates. We will let you know what happens.

In the meantime, oppose this action and the high parking fees this Tuesday, August 28 at 2 pm with the FSU, other campus unions, and SaveUMB at the

● Residence Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Action to Oppose the Parking Fee Increase

Parking at UMB and information on tuition/fees paid on UMass campuses

8/6/2018

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great summer.  Two important updates are here:

FSU Executive Committee Statement on Parking

8/1/2018

Dear Colleague,

We would like to inform you that the FSU Executive Committee has formally approved the following statement:

The FSU Executive Committee is committed to the FSU bargaining team arriving at one unified parking agreement with the CSU, PSU, and students. The FSU Executive Committee also pledges that the FSU Executive Committee, bargaining team, and members will actively participate in a campaign to reach an agreement that is beneficial to all the unions and students.

FSU Members Vote To Ratify The 2017-2020 Contract

7/19/2018

Dear FSU members,

Voting on the ratification of our 2017-2020 contract ended at 12:00PM today.

The results are:

Election Question: Should the proposed collective bargaining Agreement between the FSU/MTA/NEA and the UMass Board of Trustees be ratified?

Response                            Count                                    Percent

YES                                         306                                         97%

Ratification Election Reminder to Vote

7/17/2018

Dear FSU members,

The FSU contract ratification election is coming to a close. Voting will conclude at 12PM on Thursday, July 19th.

Your ballot was sent to you by Ballotbin, which is a software we use for our elections. In a few cases, the emailed ballot  was directed by members’ email providers into spam, promotions, or junk folders, so make sure to check those.

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