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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 Workload Survey – Last chance!


Dear FSU Member,

Please spend a few minutes filling out the FSU workload survey. We will close the survey this Friday, March 26th, so make your voice heard! The more of us that fill out this survey, the more useful information we will have to make our case that your work should be recognized and rewarded.   Your participation is very much appreciated!  

Survey:   (contact FSU or the Committee members for a link to the survey).

FSU -- Workload Committee

REMINDER: FSU Forum – Academic Freedom – March 24th


Are you worried about saying “the wrong thing” in the classroom? Concerned that your academic freedom may not be guaranteed when it comes to your research findings or social media presence? Why does there seem to be a sudden flurry of high-profile incidents of faculty being singled out and targeted for improper or incendiary speech, whether in the classroom, their research, or their Twitter remarks?

The Point: Mourn and Organize


Greetings, Colleagues:

Anti-Asian Violence – Atlanta and Beyond


Dear FSU Members,

The Faculty-Staff Union expresses our grief and anger in response to the recent mass shooting in Atlanta and wishes to express solidarity with all Asian Americans and Asians who have experienced racial and gendered violence.  We understand the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of anti-Asian violence, and recognize how foundational violence towards, and exclusion of, Asian Americans and Asians is in the history of white supremacy in the United States.

Recognizing NTT Service & Research: Complete Survey Today!


Dear Faculty,

We know we're all busy these days, but please do take a moment to fill out this important survey, which can help us to get to know the full extent of the work you do for UMB, and how our union can best support it.   

MTA – retirement consultations


NOTE: As of today, the MTA retirement consultation appointments listed below have all been taken. More appointment dates are in the process of being scheduled. Interested FSU members should email Ed McCourt and ask to be put on a waitlist- PLEASE REPLY IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING AN EMAIL FROM ED. The MTA has indicated that if new appointments cannot be accomodated over the next 2 months, members will be notified in May of  additonal workshops to be scheduled in June--- FSU 3/17/21

Dear FSU Member,

FSU Election Results


Dear FSU member,

Voting for the Vice President, Tenured Faculty, Pre-Tenure Faculty, and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Representative elections closed this morning at 9AM, and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new FSU Executive Committee members:

Vice President:                                          Caroline Coscia

Tenured Representatives:                          José Martinez-Reyes (elected to standard two-year term)

Save the Date. FSU Annual Meeting is April 28th


Dear FSU member, 

The FSU Annual Meeting is Wednesday, April 28th from 2PM to 4PM.   

The Annual Meeting is held for the purpose of hearing committee reports, be updated on FSU activities, adopt an annual budget, adopt bylaws, establish dues rates and other business as needed (source: FSU policies).  Organizations such as unions are required to hold an annual meeting.   

Tentative Agenda:  



Past year activities,  

Adopt FSU annual budget, 

FSU Elections Update


Dear FSU members, 

Voting in the FSU Elections will conclude at 9:00AM, Friday 3/12. If you would like to observe the counting of votes, we will be holding a Zoom session starting at 9:01AM tomorrow (contact the FSU Elections Committee for meeting info). This will be the first time the committee is opening the election ballots, so it may take the system some time to compile. 


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