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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: Minding the Gap


This week The Point was written by Professor Linda Ai-Yun Liu, a lecturer in the Sociology Department and NTT representative on the FSU Executive Committee

Dear FSU Members,

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 3-4:15


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Friday from 3-4:15 pm.

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

NTT AFR Workshop Recording


Dear NTT Faculty,

As promised, we recorded the AFR Workshop.  The 26-minute zoom recording can be seen here.  

If you have by questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

The deadline to submit your AFR has been extended to September 27th

Caroline Coscia, FSU Vice President  

Paul Dyson, FSU Grievance Officer   

Parking Update


Dear Members,

The multi-union parking bargaining team met with the administration September 17th to discuss concerns related to the new parking system and to discuss a parking proposal we made to them on July 19th (see attached). They have finally agreed to start discussing our proposal and we look forward to receiving a formal response from them at our next meeting.

Friday Forum -- Racially-Just Policing on Campus – Mass ACLU


Dear FSU Member,

Friday 4:15 -  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Contract Action Team – need volunteers!


Dear FSU Members,

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the FSU and bargaining?  Yes….you say?

The Point: DIY and the Cypher


Greetings, Colleagues!

As we move into our third week of classes, I hope you are healthy and finding ways to be engaged with your students, your faculty and staff colleagues, and your own scholarly and community-based work. 

My title for this week is likely going to be a little puzzling to some of you but I promise to explain it in just a minute.  It was inspired by the growing body of comments I’ve encountered since semester began that basically boil down to: “we’re not really back to normal are we?” 

Faculty Vaccine Compliance


Dear FSU Members,

AFR Workshop follow up


Dear NTT Faculty, 

Monday afternoon was a workshop on completing your AFR.  When we sent you the email with the event details, we included a zoom link and said we would be recording the workshop. 

Get Involved with the Higher Ed Labor United Coalition


Dear FSU members,

At the first FSU Executive Committee meeting of the semester, Ex Com voted to endorse the Vision Platform statement of the nation-wide coalition, Higher Ed Labor United (HELU).   This makes FSU one of 84 union locals in over 30 states (representing over 400,000 higher ed workers) to have joined this coalition.


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