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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


FSU General Assembly Meeting- Thurs, 10/7, 3:30-5- Updates on Collective Bargaining, Etc.


Dear Members,

The FSU is holding a member meeting on Thursday, October 7th 3:30PM to 5:00PM on Zoom (link to be sent later).   

The meeting’s purpose is to provide you with updates on issues impacting our classroom and campus life.  

Proposed Agenda 

Update on collective bargaining 

Status of Expanded Bargaining 

MTA Grant allowing for campus air testing 

Health and Safety update 

Update on Parking Bargaining 

Future activities: Forums 

All Union Meeting -- This Wednesday 12PM -- Campus Updates


Dear FSU Members,

Please join the FSU, the Classified Staff Union, Department Chairs Union, and the Professional Staff Union for a multi-union meeting on Wednesday, September 29th 12:00PM to 1:00PM:  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

We will provide updates on parking bargaining and health and safety issues – and hear your concerns.

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?


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