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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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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


The Point: Boston University Graduate Workers on Strike – Their Fight is Our Fight!


This week’s edition of The Point was written by Professor Steve Striffler of the Labor Resource Center.

Thousands of Boston University graduate student workers went on strike last week.   After bargaining for nine months in fourteen different sessions, and filing five unfair labor practice charges, the Boston University Graduate Workers Union (BUGWU) finally called a strike that had been authorized by the overwhelming majority of its members.

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY Tues, 4/2 3:30-5


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee meeting is meeting TODAY Tuesday, April 2nd, 3:30-5PM.

The meeting today will be via Zoom   (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

Spring 24 FSU Election Results


Dear FSU member,

Voting for the President, Librarian, Non-Tenure Track, Pre-Tenure, and Tenured Representative elections closed this morning at 9AM, and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your newly elected FSU Executive Committee members:

President:                                                  Caroline Coscia

Librarian Representative:                           C.R. Elliott

NTT Representatives:                                 Monique Fuguet

REMINDER: FSU Elections - Voting Ends Monday, April 1st, 9:00AM EST


Dear FSU Member,

Voting for the FSU elections will conclude at 9am Monday (4/1). You should have received an email with an individualized link to your ballot the morning of Monday. April 25th. You will use this link to cast your ballot for both President and your respective faculty or librarian rank, if applicable. 

The Point: The Administration Must be Held Accountable


This week’s Point was written by Professors Keith Jones and Tony Van Der Meer of the  Africana Studies Department.

For the past few years, UMass Boston’s administration, which had agreed to commit to the process of becoming “a leading anti-racist and health-promoting public research institution,” has systematically betrayed their purported commitment.

Nuts & Bolts: Medical leave update, gender designations, back-to-back classes, anti-racism grant events, Cherish Act support, MTA annual meeting and a save the date


Dear Members,

This issue is longer than usual. It is so because we have lots of information to share.  

UPDATE: Medical Leave and Third-Party Vendor

Last week’s issue informed you we, along with other UMass unions are working together in coalition and will be taking some actions.  On Friday, March 22nd the FSU sent a formal letter to the Chancellor demanding to cease and desist implementation of the new vendor, FMLASource.

FSU Elections - Voting Begins Monday, March 25th, 9:00AM EST


Dear FSU Member,

Voting for the FSU elections will begin at 9am Monday (3/25) and will conclude 9am Monday (4/1). This Monday morning you will receive an email with an individualized link to your ballot. You will use this link to cast your ballot for both President and your respective faculty or librarian rank, if applicable (NTT members: please note that Katie Almeida Spencer is no longer on the ballot). 

The Point: Promoting Health for UMB's Graduate Workers


This week’s edition of the Point was guest written by Chidimma Ozor Commer, LMSW, MSW, MA, who is a PhD candidate in the School of Global Inclusion and Development and a member of the GEO Organizing Committee


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