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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

 

Bargaining Update: Raises, Merit, and NTT Equity

11/1/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Here is a quick update from our two (!!) bargaining sessions last week.

SALARY

As you know, the parameters for raises are set by the governor.  This year, those parameters are across-the-board raises of 2.5%-2%-2% over the three-year contract, plus a one-time 1.5% bonus (i.e. money that does not go on salary) in the first year.   

The Point: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

11/1/2021

This week The Point was written by José E. Martínez-Reyes, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department and tenured representative on the FSU Executive Committee

Dear FSU Members,

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 3-3:30

10/29/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Thursday from 3- 3:30 -we have shortened the Ex Com meeting due to today’s bargaining session from 3:30 to 630; see here for more).

These meetings are open to all members.   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Friday Bargaining – please join us

10/28/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Bargaining started yesterday in the form of a 3-hour session – we started discussion on salaries, raises, NTT equity, and other important issues.  If you missed it, the good news is we have another 3 hours session on Friday!  Please do not feel like you have to attend the whole session – but do register and attend for as long as you can.  Registration link below. 

Oct 29 (3:30-6:30pm):   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

FSU needs Student Intern

10/27/2021

Please let your students know!

Faculty Staff Union Internship 

Internship Summary: We're seeking 1-2 students to collaborate with the FSU on building our social media presence and communication capabilities.  This internship will provide you with workplace experience related to developing the social media presence of an organization – in this case the Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston.   

The Point: Narratives That Don’t Suck

10/25/2021

Greetings, Colleagues!

I’m thinking about narrative a whole lot this week.

I guess I always do, but this week in particular.

Bargaining Invite and Update

10/21/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The Point: Lemonade

10/18/2021

Greetings, Colleagues:

A funny thing happened on the way to this week’s Point.  I had planned to write about last week’s bargaining session, which was held last Tuesday afternoon.  But then I didn’t make it to the “table.”  I was there as usual, Zoom link fired up, ready to observe the proceedings as I have been doing for the past year as part our union’s expanded bargaining team. 

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 3:30-5

10/14/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Thursday from 3:30-5 pm.

These meetings are open to all members.  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

The meetings tend to be a mix of routine, keep-the-trains-running, agenda items along with more substantive discussion about the larger issues facing faculty and librarians.   This week we will be talking about anti-racism initiatives, plans for an NTT workshop, bargaining, and other issues.

Today - 9:00am - FSU Media Workshop - improving our media game!

10/13/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Today at 9:00am the FSU will host a one-hour workshop with Scott McLennan from the MTA on how to improve the FSU's ability to get our message out to media outlets -- how do we frame the issues that are important to us, communicate them to media and broader public, etc.?   Come get some important skills and training! 

Please join us if you can:   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Steve

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