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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

 
 

Bargaining Update

3/29/18

Salary:   We were offered 1% as of July 1, 2017, plus an additional 1% in merit if the state reaches its revenue target of $27 billion. 

  • Fiscal year 2019 (2018-19): To be determined. 
  • Fiscal year 2020 (2019-20): To be determined. 

The FSU is working with a coalition of unions across the UMass campuses for higher salary increases, no take-backs; an additional .5% in addition in lieu of steps; and any merit in addition to a real cost of living increase. 

Bargaining update meeting this Thursday, MTA Annual Meeting, and other information

3/19/2018

Dear Colleague,

As always, a lot us going on.  Please join us this Thursday at our bargaining update to give us your thoughts, or email us if you have not yet done so.   

FSU Bargaining Update Meeting, next Thursday, 3/22/18, 2-3:15

3/15/18

Dear Colleague,

The Faculty Staff Union will be updating bargaining unit members on contract negotiations, including parking. Join us next Thursday, March 22nd, 2-3:15 (location to be determined). Members of the FSU bargaining team will be on hand to provide you with the latest information and to answer your questions. To see prior updates from the FSU on bargaining please go to our website: http://fsu.umb.edu/content/contract-negotiation-updates.

Sincerely,

FSU Election Results

3/9/2018, revised 3/12/18

NOTE: the original posting included a pdf document with incorrect information on the election results. That document has been corrected and is available below.

Dear FSU member,

Voting closed at 9AM this morning and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new FSU Executive Committee members:

President:                                              Marlene Kim

Tenured Faculty Representatives:          Tim Sieber and Emilio Sauri

REMINDER: Fill out the parking survey for the FSU before noon today

3/9/2018

Dear FSU member,

Please fill out the parking survey before noon today if you have not done so already. You can also use the link below to get to the survey (see here for more details on the Administration’s parking fee increase proposal). Parking bargaining has begun and we need your responses to bargain this issue.  Your responses will be anonymous unless you choose to reveal your name. 

REMINDER: Fill out the parking survey for the FSU

3/6/2018

Dear FSU member,

Please fill out the parking survey if you have not done so already. You can also use the link below to get to the survey (see here for more details on the Administration’s parking fee increase proposal). Parking bargaining begins tomorrow (Wednesday) so please fill out this survey now.

FSU Elections - Voting Update

3/1/2018

Dear FSU members,

Our elections are down to the home stretch.  Voting begins at 9AM Friday March 2nd and runs to 9AM Friday, March 9th.

Thank you to all those who came to the candidate forum. The video of the forum is now on the FSU blog: http://fsublog.org/uncategorized/fsu-candidate-forum/. You can also view the candidate statements here.

Monday is lobby day for higher education and take the parking survey now

3/1/2018

Dear Colleagues:

We hope your semester is going well.  Here’s the latest news:  

Public Higher Education Lobby Day:  Monday, March 5th, 10-2 pm, State House (actual lobbying is 11:30 to 1).  This is the day we turn out to ask state legislators for more money for higher education and for other higher education student needs (see link here for more information). 

Monday Day of Action, No Health Care Cost Increases On Average And Other News From The FSU

2/23/2018

Dear Colleagues:

We hope your semester is going well.  Here’s the latest news:  

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