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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


Mt. Ida- our campaign is working! Plus other important information


Dear Colleague,

Some important updates are here. 

FSU Elections – Reminder that nomination period ends this Friday, Feb 14th


Dear Members,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  We want to remind you that the deadline for nominations is this  Friday, February 14th at 5PM.

The positions up for election or re-election include:





Non-Tenure track (2 positions)

FSU Member Meeting on Bargaining – Please join us on Feb 19


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Core Bargaining Team and the FSU Bargaining Support Committee invite you to an informational session related to collective bargaining for our 2020-2023 contract.

Meet your Bargaining Team

Find out what’s happening in bargaining

Learn about expanded bargaining which is new to UMB

Learn about the results of the bargaining survey (more info to come)

Provide us with your input

Wednesday, February 19th 1:00-2:00PM in W -1- 061

FSU Executive Committee Statement on Coronavirus


Dear Members,

The FSU Executive Committee writes with some brief remarks on the recent news about an isolated case of coronavirus at UMass Boston. 

FSU Elections – Nominations period to Feb 14th


Dear Members,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  The deadline for nominations is 5pm Friday, February 14th.

The positions up for election or re-election include:





Non-Tenure track (2 positions). 

The attached documents contain information regarding the election process specifically on nominations and campaigning, as well as the nomination forms (see below).

Coronavirus update and Mt Ida


Dear Colleague,

Welcome back and important information from the FSU


Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great beginning of your semester.  Here’s some important information and updates.  

Information on FSU Elections. Nomination Form Available


Dear Members,

Welcome back!  The start of Spring semester is also the time for election for Faculty Staff Union (FSU) Executive Committee positions.

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2020 include:


Librarian representative

Pre-tenure (1 position)

Tenured (2 positions)

Non-Tenure track (2 positions)

Nomination Period is January 31st to February 14th

Health care benefits hearing this Wednesday January 28


Dear Colleague:

We hope you are enjoying your break.  To keep health care affordable and to meet your needs, please comment at the health insurance listening tour this Wednesday January 29, 5-6:30 pm

McCormack State Office Building, 21st floor conference rooms

One Ashburton Place, Boston

REMINDER: NTT Promotion Application Deadline is Monday, January 27th


Dear Non Tenure Track Faculty Member,

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your promotion materials is the first day of the Spring 20 semester—Monday, January 27, 2020.

For more information on the NTT promotion application process see Article 21.12 of the contract as well as the primer on NTT contract rights on the FSU website.


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