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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.

Caroline Coscia, President


Thursday 12:30-1:30 – All Union Meeting and Action – Join us!


Dear FSU Members,

Please join all the campus unions in telling the administration that it must bargain fairly and improve labor relations on campus.

This will not take long -- Thursday, December 2, from 12:30-1:30.    (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

We will be sending the Administration emails and remind them that a broad range of labor issues must be central to UMB’s strategic vision for a health promoting and anti-racist institution.



Please let your students know!- DEADLINE TO APPLY IS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

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.   

Bargaining Today – please join us at 4pm


Dear FSU Members,

Please join us today at 4pm --  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

Please also join us this Friday, from 3:30-6:30.   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

And don’t forget about our FSU bargaining actions the next two Thursdays!

The Point: Academic Labors


Greetings, Colleagues:

I hope your few days away from campus were restful and rejuvenating and included at least a moment to meditate on the historical crimes and ongoing injustices that frame the national conversation around gratitude.   

Bargaining Update and Call to Action


Dear FSU Members,

We are fed up. The FSU (along with the other campus unions, by the way, who are experiencing the same thing), are sick and tired of how bargaining, and labor relations more generally, are being treated by the current University Administration.  And we need your help; keep reading for ways you can support your union.

Reminder: NTT Promotion Workshop Nov 30th


Dear NTT Member, 

This is a reminder that we are holding an informational workshop on Tuesday, November 30 11AM to 12PM on Zoom (link below) to explain the NTT promotion process but more importantly, what needs to be submitted to your chair.    

The deadline to submit your materials to your department chair is no later than February 8, 2022.  

Promotion eligibility including the required number of FTE years can be found in Article 21.10.2 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.   

The Point: Necessary Fictions and Cognitive Dissonance


Greetings, Colleagues:

Full disclosure: this is the first of a series of messages you will be getting in the coming days about how collective bargaining is unfolding. I get to kick things off but before long you will also hear from FSU President Steve Striffler, and also directly from our core bargaining team and contract action team.  It might seem like a lot, but it is—I promise—important.

Bargaining Invite – Join FSU on Thursday & Friday


Dear FSU Members,

We have two days of bargaining this week, Thursday (3:30-4:30) and Friday (3:30 – 6:30).   We will likely be bargaining salary/raises, RES/Travel funds, as well as issues related to NTT workload and appointments.  Both days are important, and we could really benefit from attendance any time during the Friday session.

Please register in advance for either/both of the bargaining sessions this week (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

The Point: Waging Peace at UMass Boston


Greetings, Colleagues:


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