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Bargaining Update and Invitation


Dear FSU Members,

Update:   During our bargaining session on October 14th, the FSU responded to (and rejected) Admin’s proposals for no pay raises (for 3 years), increased workload (and increased course caps), and restricted academic freedom.  We also presented two proposals, one seeking salary equity for librarians and the other attempting to limit and redefine the category of Associate Lecturer.

Invite:  As part of the FSU’s commitment to expanded bargaining (see the FSU policy here), we invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session on October 28th from 1pm to 3pm, where the Core Bargaining Team will receive proposals from Admin while presenting some new proposals of our own. 

Please register in advance for this webinar (contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for registration info)


Core Bargaining Team

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

Katie D’Urso, MTA Field Representative

Jessica Holden, Librarian III, Healey Library

Maria Mellone, Non-Reappointed (i.e., laid off) Associate Lecturer, Math

Alex Mueller, Associate Professor, English

Lorenzo Nencioli, FSU Membership Coordinator

Jason Rodriquez, Associate Professor, Sociology

Heike Schotten, Associate Professor, Political Science

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

Tony Vandermeer, Senior Lecturer II, Africana Studies

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