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Announcing the FSU bargaining team leaders


Dear Colleague,

The FSU Executive Committee is pleased to announce the bargaining team leaders who will serve to negotiate our 2020 – 2023 collective bargaining agreement.  They will begin their work in Spring 2020.  The successor agreement covers faculty and librarians.

As part of preparing to bargain, a member survey will be distributed to members. In addition, member gatherings will take place to solicit your input on contract related issues. 

In a few weeks you will receive an email with a survey. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete the survey.

List of those selected in alphabetical order:

Caroline Coscia, Senior Lecturer II, Political Science, FSU Vice President

Lisa Gonsalves, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

Maria Mellone, Associate Lecturer, Mathematics

Heike Schotten, Associate Professor, Political Science

Steve Striffler, Director of the Labor Resource Center and Professor, Anthropology

Tony Vandermeer, Senior Lecturer II, Africana Studies

1st alternate   Jason Rodriquez. Associate Professor, Sociology

2nd alternate  Alex Mueller,  Associate Professor, English

Bargaining Summit this Saturday 9-4 pm

The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)’s Bargaining Summit is this Saturday, October 26th. This free of charge Summit is a series of workshops on bargaining including opening bargaining and contract campaigns, as well as bargaining for racial justice and coordinated or coalition bargaining. Higher education attendees will move through the Summit as a cohort so can specifically focus on higher education issues and strategies. For more details and registration, see

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