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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.

 Steve Striffler, President

 fsu@umb.edu

 

Welcome Back – member meeting on Wednesday the 26th

1/21/2022

Dear Members,

Goodbye 2021….and hello 2022!  We hope you got a well-deserved break and are ready for what promises to be a challenging Spring semester.  

The University’s Covid safety protocols are not where the FSU would like them to be, especially in terms of testing, masking, and social distancing, but we are nonetheless returning to face-to-face teaching this semester.  Requests to temporarily move your class to a remote modality should be made through your Department Chair.   

Announcement of FSU Spring 2022 Elections

Dear Colleagues, 

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2022 include: 

President 

Librarian  

Non-Tenure Track (2 positions) 

Pre-Tenure (1 position) 

Tenured (2 positions) 

Covid – get tested now and encourage students to do the same

1/18/2022

Dear FSU Members,

As many of you know, universities across the region and country are requiring Covid testing and N95/KN95 masks (and social distancing) as higher ed institutions return to class during the Omicron spike.   The UMass system has decided not to implement any additional safety measures beyond what was in place for the Fall.

Update on Covid, Safety, and Spring 2022

1/13/2022

Dear FSU Members,

A quick report on the FSU survey and discussions with the Administration about Covid, Safety, and Spring 2022.

Bargaining Update – Details about Tentative Agreement

1/13/2022

Dear FSU Members,

As we reported earlier, the FSU’s Core Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on the 2020-2023 contract on December 22nd.  We are currently translating everything into contract language and a presentable form.

TODAY- FSU Survey – COVID, Safety, and Spring Semester

1/12/2022

Dear FSU Members,

Please fill out the FSU survey.  We would like to know your opinion with respect to campus opening and Covid safety protocols for the Spring semester.  The results will shape our discussion with the Administration.  The survey will be open until TODAY at NOON.

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for survey link information).

Thanks.

FSU Polling Committee

FSU Survey – COVID, Safety, and Spring Semester

1/10/2022

Dear FSU Members,

Please fill out the FSU survey.  We would like to know your opinion with respect to campus opening and Covid safety protocols for the Spring semester.  The results will shape our discussion with the Administration.  The survey will be open until Wednesday at NOON.

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for polling link information).

Thanks.

FSU Polling Committee

NTT Promotion Materials due February 8th

1/5/2022

Dear NTT Member,  

We have reached agreement on a new contract!

12/23/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU’s Core Bargaining Team reached a general agreement on the 2020-2023 contract last night sometime after 11pm.  There is still a lot of work to be done to translate everything into contract language and a presentable form – but we have an agreement.

We will provide a more extensive update in the New Year – as well as member forums to discuss the agreement, circulation of the agreement, ratification, etc.

Bargaining Today – please join

12/21/2021

Hi All,

We bargained for 3 hours yesterday and will do so again today.   The pace of bargaining has picked up considerably.  We are now making forward progress!   So you better join the team today if you want to participate in this round of bargaining – time is running out to take part in the fun!

Register here for today’s bargaining from 4-7pm:

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

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