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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

 
 

All Summer Courses Restored!

Dear Colleagues,

We are thrilled to inform you that all summer courses that were cut by the Administration have now been restored. Departments will once again have primary responsibility over whether or not courses run, not the administration!   Departments themselves have chosen to cancel very few.   (Any courses that do not reach 12 students for undergraduate and 8 for graduate sections will still be subject to cancellation the week before these classes begin, however). 

Rather than defer payment for these courses, instructors will be paid on time. 

BoT this Wed, courses reinstated, and other news

Dear Colleague,

Thanks to your help, we have good news to report on some cancelled courses getting reinstated. 

Good news!  Forty courses this summer that had been cancelled will be reinstated due to an agreement between the FSU and the Administration.  You will be hearing soon if you are teaching one of these courses. 

►Problems remain, however.  Please help us protest the cuts to courses and academic departments. 

Class cancellation petition and BoT protest next week

Dear Colleagues:

Course Cancellations:  We have heard from many of you that classes that are required for your major or that are full have or will be been cancelled.  Please protest this problem by signing the petition here that asks for transparency in the budget process, consultation with departments and faculty when classes are cancelled, and keeping classes that are required for majors or that always fill up. 

Update on Bargaining

3/24/17

Dear Colleagues,

Here is the latest on bargaining:

Bargaining update meeting, health insurance increases, and other important updates

Dear Colleagues:

We hope you had a great spring break.  The FSU has been busy.  Here’s the news:

FSU Update on NTT Promotion Grievance

3/20/17

Senior Lecturer and Senior Lecturer II Promotion Denials  (see here for current and all previous updates)

A number of NTTs were denied promotion in the Fall of 2016, and to the FSU, this appeared to be based on the expectation that NTTs perform service. The FSU filed a grievance asserting that service cannot be a basis for promotional review unless the individual is contracted to perform such work.

FSU Executive Committee Endorses Statement Against Hate Groups at UMass Boston

On March 8, 2017, the Faculty Staff Union Executive Committee formally endorsed the following statement:

Faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston stand in solidarity with our students, condemning the cowardly propaganda actions by hate groups toward UMass Boston, its students, and its campus.

FSU and MTA Annual Meetings

Dear Colleague,

Mark your calendar for these important dates. Meetings are open to union members in good standing only (if you are an agency fee payer and wish to change your status or you have not yet joined but wish to do so, contact the FSU).

► FSU Annual Meeting:  Wednesday, April 26, 2 pm Crossley Lounge W 6 47.  Please join us!

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