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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


REMINDER: FSU Spring 2021 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 2021 include:

Vice President

Non-Tenure Track (2 positions)

Pre-Tenure (1 position)

Tenured (3 positions)

Welcome to Spring 2021


Dear Members,

Goodbye 2020….and hello 2021!  The Fall semester was exhausting, but through your hard work UMass Boston successfully held classes, educated thousands of students, and otherwise carried on.  We hope you got a well-deserved break and are ready for what is hopefully our last virtual semester (if you need to come to campus this Spring contact your department chair).

Have your course caps been raised?


Dear FSU Members,

Two things regarding course capacities.

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 2-3:30


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Friday from 2-3:30 pm.

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

Bargaining Invite: RES Funds, Part II


Dear FSU Members,

For those of you who think bargaining at 8 in the morning sounds like fun – here’s your chance!

Invite:  As part of the FSU’s commitment to expanded bargaining (see the FSU policy here), we invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session this Thursday -- January 14th from 8am-9am.

REMINDER: NTT Promotion Application Deadline is Tuesday, January 26th


Dear Non-Tenure Track Faculty Members,

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your promotion materials is January 26, 2021 .

For more information on the NTT promotion application process including materials required to submit, see Article 21.12 of the contract as well as the primer on NTT contract rights on the FSU website.

Bargaining Invite – This Wednesday


Dear FSU Members,

Invite:  As part of the FSU’s commitment to expanded bargaining (see the FSU policy here), we invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session this Wednesday -- January 6th from 10am-12pm.

Please register in advance for this webinar:    (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).


Core Bargaining Team

Politically Motivated Firing


Dear FSU Members,

We thought this petition regarding the politically motivated firing of a professor at the University of Mississippi might interest many of you.      

The Point: The Year in Review


Greetings, Colleagues:

NTT Promotion Application Deadline is Monday, January 27th


Dear Non Tenure Track Faculty Member, 

For NTTs eligible to apply for promotion this academic year, the deadline to submit your promotion materials is Tuesday, January 26, 2021. (master calendar   This is a hard deadline. 


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