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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


Information on Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures, Sexual or Gender-Based Misconduct Harassment Procedures, and Ethical Relationship Policy


Dear FSU Member,

You should have two received emails from Human Resources News over the last few weeks, one with information on revised Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures and Sexual or Gender-Based Misconduct Harassment Procedures, and one with information on a new Ethical Relationships Policy (links to all three policies, an FAQ for the Ethical Relationships Policy, and a link to UMB’s Title IX office are below).

The Point: Look Through Any Window


Grad labor is on the march!

NTT Promotion Workshop


Dear FSU Member,

Are you an NTT who is submitting promotion materials from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to Senior Lecturer II?   Or are you an NTT who wants to know what is involved in filing for promotion?  

If so, we are holding an informational workshop on Tuesday, November 30 11AM to 12PM via Zoom (it will be recorded) to explain the promotion process but more importantly, what needs to be submitted to your chair.   

Bargaining Update: Raises, Merit, and NTT Equity


Dear FSU Members,

Here is a quick update from our two (!!) bargaining sessions last week.


As you know, the parameters for raises are set by the governor.  This year, those parameters are across-the-board raises of 2.5%-2%-2% over the three-year contract, plus a one-time 1.5% bonus (i.e. money that does not go on salary) in the first year.   

The Point: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


This week The Point was written by José E. Martínez-Reyes, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department and tenured representative on the FSU Executive Committee

Dear FSU Members,

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 3-3:30


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Thursday from 3- 3:30 -we have shortened the Ex Com meeting due to today’s bargaining session from 3:30 to 630; see here for more).

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

Friday Bargaining – please join us


Dear FSU Members,

Bargaining started yesterday in the form of a 3-hour session – we started discussion on salaries, raises, NTT equity, and other important issues.  If you missed it, the good news is we have another 3 hours session on Friday!  Please do not feel like you have to attend the whole session – but do register and attend for as long as you can.  Registration link below. 

Oct 29 (3:30-6:30pm):   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

FSU needs Student Intern


Please let your students know!

Faculty Staff Union Internship 

Internship Summary: We're seeking 1-2 students to collaborate with the FSU on building our social media presence and communication capabilities.  This internship will provide you with workplace experience related to developing the social media presence of an organization – in this case the Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston.   

The Point: Narratives That Don’t Suck


Greetings, Colleagues!

I’m thinking about narrative a whole lot this week.

I guess I always do, but this week in particular.


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