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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

 
 

Vote on your 2017-20 contract now

7/11/2018

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU has arrived at a tentative agreement with the administration on our contract, everything except parking.  To move the agreement to adoption and implementation requires a vote by FSU members.  This email explains the ratification voting process.

The Elections Committee will conduct the ratification vote.

Notice of 17-20 FSU Contract Ratification- Fri 7/13- Thu 7/19

7/10/2018

Dear FSU Member,

The FSU 2017-2020 contract has been agreed to and now requires ratification by FSU members. 

To ratify our contract, members need to vote which means we are holding a ratification election.

You will be sent a ballot no later than Friday, July 13th at 9AM EDT where you will vote yes to ratify or no not to ratify the contract.  Voting ends at 12PM EDT (noon) on Thursday, July 19th

A more detailed email will be sent July 12th regarding your ballot receipt.

Meeting on Tuesday July 10 for your 2017-20 Contract, 10-11:30- location change, Zoom info

7/9/2018

Dear Colleague,

Contact the FSU office if you wish to virtually attend tomorrow’s (Tuesday) contract information meeting from 10-11:30. For those who will be there in person, please note that there is a room change. The meeting will be in Healey Library, LL, Presentation Room 2, not Presentation Room 3.

Sincerely,

John Hess

FSU Vice President

Senior Lecturer II, American Studies/English

Bargaining (except parking) concluded; stay tuned for ratification

7/3/2018

Dear Colleague,

It is with great pleasure that I inform you that bargaining for your 2017-20 contract has concluded, after almost 1.5 years of bargaining, with the exception of parking.  Your contract has many benefits, including:

17-20 FSU Contract Summary

7/3/2018

The FSU and the Administration have reached agreement on your 2017-2020 contract. We were successful in securing a number of positive gains and in fending off a number of potential take backs (such as on workload and academic freedom)-- all this despite a bleak economic climate at UMB and the Administration’s goal, articulated at the start of bargaining, of seeking contractual language that would have increased managerial rights.  

Contact State Reps to Support Pending Budget Amendments for UMB

6/28/2018

Dear Colleague,

Our collective action is needed to assure passage of two State Budget Amendments to support UMB!

The State House Conference Committee is still debating next year's budget. They need to hear from us so that they include our two amendments, which ensure funding for all UMB Centers & Institutes, and create a special commission to review and address UMass Boston's legacy debt. These are key pieces of the Senate budget that we want included in the final budget that is sent to Governor Baker. More information on these are attached. 

Bargaining Update

6/4/2018

Dear Colleague,

The FSU has been meeting with the Administration at a more intense pace in an effort to complete bargaining before the end of this fiscal year (click here to see all previous bargaining updates).

State-Wide Salary and Economic Package

Action needed to get UMB bills passed, Chancellor search info, and a Mt. Ida update

5/16/2018

Dear Colleague,

We hope you will attend the Senate Oversight Committee meeting about the Mount Ida purchase at the State House today, from 12 to 3 pm in the Gardner Auditorium.  If you cannot attend, please send your thoughts to the State Senator: Kathleen.oconnorives@masenate.gov.  There are various proposals to help UMB.  Please call your State Senator this week: 

Mount Ida—send emails today and come tomorrow at noon to the State House

5/15/2018

Dear Colleagues,

Much has occurred around the Mount Ida acquisition.   The UMass Amherst Chancellor, Kumble R. Subbaswamy, informed the legislature that Amherst plans to offer certificate and graduate programs in nursing, business, computer science, and engineering at the Mt Ida Campus of UMass Amherst.  (See his letter here)

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