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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


NTT Promotion Materials due February 8th


Dear NTT Member,  

We have reached agreement on a new contract!


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


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


Greetings, Colleagues:

Can we talk about breakfast cereal?

Bargaining Invite – next Tuesday and Wednesday


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


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. 

The Point: Solidarity


Greetings, Colleagues: 

Since I believe that a picture really can be worth a thousand words, I am going to keep this week’s Point very brief and mainly want to say: see below.  What you are seeing is members of all the campus unions, joined together in solidarity, trying to deliver a simple message to the chancellor: fair bargaining now. 

Of course all these union members were initially blocked from the main stairwells and elevators by the campus safety officers, presumably acting on the orders of upper administration. 

Bargaining Invite and Rally Recap


Please register for bargaining this Monday – from 4-7  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registraton information).    [Before you register, please make sure you can attend at least some of the bargaining session; we reached our capacity of 30 members last time and some folks couldn’t attend since we filled up]

Thanks to the roughly two hundred union members who showed up to make our collective voice known to the Administration – Fair Bargaining Now!


Announcement of FSU Spring 2022 Elections


Dear Colleagues, 

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2022 include: 



Non-Tenure Track (2 positions) 

Pre-Tenure (1 position) 

Tenured (2 positions) 


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