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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

The Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston Quinn/2/81A 100 Morrissey Blvd Boston MA 02125 617-287-6295 | fsu@umb.edu 

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

 

Update on Covid, Safety, and Spring 2022

1/13/2022

Dear FSU Members,

A quick report on the FSU survey and discussions with the Administration about Covid, Safety, and Spring 2022.

Bargaining Update – Details about Tentative Agreement

1/13/2022

Dear FSU Members,

As we reported earlier, the FSU’s Core Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement on the 2020-2023 contract on December 22nd.  We are currently translating everything into contract language and a presentable form.

TODAY- FSU Survey – COVID, Safety, and Spring Semester

1/12/2022

Dear FSU Members,

Please fill out the FSU survey.  We would like to know your opinion with respect to campus opening and Covid safety protocols for the Spring semester.  The results will shape our discussion with the Administration.  The survey will be open until TODAY at NOON.

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for survey link information).

Thanks.

FSU Polling Committee

FSU Survey – COVID, Safety, and Spring Semester

1/10/2022

Dear FSU Members,

Please fill out the FSU survey.  We would like to know your opinion with respect to campus opening and Covid safety protocols for the Spring semester.  The results will shape our discussion with the Administration.  The survey will be open until Wednesday at NOON.

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for polling link information).

Thanks.

FSU Polling Committee

NTT Promotion Materials due February 8th

1/5/2022

Dear NTT Member,  

We have reached agreement on a new contract!

12/23/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU’s Core Bargaining Team reached a general agreement on the 2020-2023 contract last night sometime after 11pm.  There is still a lot of work to be done to translate everything into contract language and a presentable form – but we have an agreement.

We will provide a more extensive update in the New Year – as well as member forums to discuss the agreement, circulation of the agreement, ratification, etc.

Bargaining Today – please join

12/21/2021

Hi All,

We bargained for 3 hours yesterday and will do so again today.   The pace of bargaining has picked up considerably.  We are now making forward progress!   So you better join the team today if you want to participate in this round of bargaining – time is running out to take part in the fun!

Register here for today’s bargaining from 4-7pm:

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

The Point: No Tiers This Holiday Season

12/20/2021

Greetings, Colleagues:

Can we talk about breakfast cereal?

Bargaining Invite – next Tuesday and Wednesday

12/16/2021

Dear FSU Members,

We owe you a bargaining update from our last bargaining session on Monday – which will come after we get some grading done!

In the meantime, we invite you to join two bargaining sessions next week – where we will continue to discuss raises, promotional bumps, distance learning, and the like.

Tuesday, 3:30-6:30 

Wednesday, 4-7pm 

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

UPDATE -- Thursday Union Action - Holiday Lunch with Chancellor

12/15/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Some good news.  The Chancellor has agreed to meet with representatives of the unions – no doubt due to your pressure.  We are setting up a meeting. 

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