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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.

 Steve Striffler, President


FSU Approves MOA on Expanded Bargaining


Dear FSU Members,

At yesterday’s Special Session of the General Assembly, the membership unanimously approved (43-0) the attached agreement with Administration allowing up to 30 FSU members to attend each bargaining session (in addition to the core bargaining team).  This represents a significant step towards expanded bargaining – and a more engaged, transparent, and powerful union. 

Africana Studies – 16 Restorative Justice Demands


Dear FSU Members,

The attached set of Restorative Justice Demands from the Africana Studies Department may be of interest to many of you.


Steve Striffler

FSU, President

For information on the FSU, links to our contract and bargaining updates, and a calendar of events, see the FSU webpage

Sign the FSU Class Size Pledge!


Dear Colleagues,

Even though over 300 of our NTT colleagues have already been sent non-reappointment notices, we, the remaining faculty, can support our non-reappointed colleagues by pledging to resist larger class sizes and refusing to enroll students over course caps for the upcoming fall semester (see the contract language in Article 15.4 of the contract).

Reminder: FSU Special session -- Thurs 6/25/20, 2:30-3:30


Dear FSU Members,

To follow up on the below email, we wanted to send you the proposed/tentative agreement that we will be discussing on Thursday (see attached).  It was written by the Administration to reflect the agreement we discussed in last bargaining session.   See you Thursday! (please note that the meeting date was incorrectly listed as 6/26 in our previous email).


The Point: Following the Money


“Don’t Believe the Hype. It’s a sequel.”

--Public Enemy

Greetings, colleagues.

FSU Special session of General Assembly Meeting on Bargaining, Thurs 6/25/20, 2:30-3:30


Dear FSU Members,       Thursday, 2:30pm -   (contact the FSU office for Zoom meeting info)

TOMORROW- FSU Forum: Policing and Police Unions


Dear FSU Members,     

Thursday, 12:00 to 1:30   (contact the FSU office for Zoom meeting information)

In response to queries from members, the FSU will host a discussion about the broad issues of policing and police unions, including complex questions of defunding, demilitarization, and disbanding that have emerged in response to events both nationally and on our own campus.  Prior to opening the discussion, we will start with interventions from:

Friday Bargaining Session – please join us 9am


Dear FSU Members,     

[Friday 9am  - contact the FSU office for Zoom info]

TODAY – FSU - Join Car Caravan Protest


Dear FSU Members, 

JOIN THE CARAVAN: Wednesday, June 17th @ 11 am! 

Be part of a state-wide action to send a message to Marty Meehan and the UMass Board of Trustees: Save, Protect and Fund UMass students and workers!


Drivers will gather at the Boston Teachers Union parking lot (180 Mt Vernon St.) at 11 am, and walkers will gather at 1 Beacon St. in Boston at 11:30 am.  [MORE INFO BELOW]

FSU Survey on Health and Safety - please complete


Dear Colleague,

As UMB prepares for the 2020-2021 academic year, the FSU Core Bargaining Team (CBT) is concerned about your safety. We need you to assist us by completing this brief survey related to COVID-19 risk factors for you and your household. All data will be aggregated and used to help the CBT better understand and advocate for our members’ health and safety needs.

The survey will be open from June 16th to June 23nd (5PM). 

Contact the FSU office for the link.

Thank you for your assistance,


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