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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 Elections - Voting Begins Friday, 9:00AM EST


Dear FSU Member,

Voting for the FSU elections will begin at 9am Friday (3/5) and conclude 9am Friday (3/12). Friday morning you will receive an email with an individualized link to your ballot. You will use this link to cast your ballot for both VP and your respective faculty rank, if applicable. 

FSU Elections Candidate Forum- Video Available


The FSU Candidate Forum was held yesterday. A recording of the forum can be seen here (Passcode: 5WRk?x36).

Thanks to all the candidates and FSU members who participated. Stay tuned for more information from the FSU Elections Committee on the voting process.

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?

Tomorrow! FSU Candidates Forum at 3:00 pm


Dear member,

Please join the FSU Elections Committee for a Candidates Forum TOMORROW, March 3 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This forum will be held via Zoom:  (contact or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

UMB Coaches Unionizing!


Dear FSU Members,

Coaches of the World Unite?  Yes!   The UMass Boston coaches formed a union and will be Professional Staff Union-C (C is for Coaches!).  

What makes this action amazing is that the coaches did this while on furlough and using zoom.  

The FSU welcomes our coaches to the union fold and extends a hand of solidarity. 

Steve Striffler                                                                 Caroline Coscia

President, FSU                                                               Vice President, FSU

The Point: Optimism of the Will


Greetings, Colleagues:

FSU Candidates Forum: Wednesday, March 3, 3:00 pm


Dear member,

Please join the FSU Elections Committee for a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, March 3 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This forum will be held via Zoom:  (contact FSU or for Zoom information).


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