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FSU NTT Orientations

Dear Colleague,

The Faculty Staff Union will be hosting orientations for non-tenure track faculty at UMass Boston. These provide a general introduction to the work of the union and your rights under the collective bargaining agreement. Non-tenure track faculty members of the union’s Executive Committee will be there to answer your questions.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2-3:30, Campus Center, 4th floor meeting room (4201)

Thursday, October 20th, 1-2:30, University Hall, 2nd floor, Seminar room (2320)

Coalition Bargaining: Strength in Solidarity Across Locals and Campuses

By Amy Todd, Department of Anthropology and Assistant Newsletter editor


At the annual MTA Higher Education meeting in April, MTA consultant and attorney Michelle Gallagher led a lively meeting on coalition bargaining which was attended by members of all the UMass Boston locals, our sister chapters at UMass Amherst, state and community college locals and MTA staff members.

Monitoring the Impact of 2:2

By John Hess, English


The pilot conversion in the College of Liberal Arts to move all tenure-track and tenured faculty in CLA onto a standard 2-2 teaching schedule began this semester, and, with your help, the Faculty Staff Union (FSU) will be carefully monitoring the effects of the conversion on all faculty, including non tenure track. While the implementation of the new policy is likely to have a major impact, the Dean’s Office has indicated that no official monitoring is planned.

This Union is for You


Letter from the Interim President

Dear Colleagues,

I’m serving as FSU President while Catherine Lynde is on sabbatical this semester.  My letter this issue will discuss parking and the movement to a 2:2 course load, but first I’d like to tell you a little bit about me.

NTT Update

By Larry Kaye, Philosophy, FSU Vice President



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