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Join the FSU bargaining or bargaining support team


Dear Colleague,

Bargaining our successor agreement will begin next Spring 2020.  The FSU is looking for members to be on the bargaining team and the bargaining support committee.  Although we will begin bargaining in Spring 2020, there is much to do in preparation for bargaining during the Fall 2019 semester, including constituting a bargaining team, a bargaining support committee, creating and administering a bargaining survey of our members, and soliciting feedback for bargaining.

UMB, Salesforce, CBP (Customs and Border Protection), Mickey Gallagher's Retirement, and Other Information


Dear Colleague,

The FSU has been busy.  Here’s the latest news. 

Reminder to contact your legislators to raise $43 million for UMB every year, plus impact bargaining on intra-campus employment


Dear Colleague,

We hope you are having a great summer.  Some important news is below. 

►The Administration has requested that the FSU negotiate a policy for intra-campus employment (a policy for FSU members who are also employed at another UMass campus). Let us know if you are interested in serving on this bargaining team or are currently employed on more than one UMass campus and are willing to advise us and provide information regarding your experiences and concerns.  Contact the FSU office for more information.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Act- impact bargaining in coalition with other unions is beginning


Dear Colleagues:

Last year, our unions participated in a ballot initiative campaign to win paid sick leave and family leave for all workers in Massachusetts.  Voters overwhelmingly approved the initiative and workers across the commonwealth won an excellent new benefit.  You can read more about the new law here:


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