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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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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 - Final Forums – Library (May 11th) and Fall Reopening (May 13th)


Dear Members,

The FSU will host two Forums next week, one on the future of Healey Library, and the other on Campus Reopening in the Fall.  Please join us for the final Forums of the academic year!  Info/registration below.

1) Campus Forum on the Future of Healey Library – Tuesday, May 11th from 10:30 to 11:30

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

The Point: Reading the Small Print on the Big Project


[co-written this week by Professors Ken Reardon and Jeff Melnick]

Greetings, Colleagues:

Bargaining Invite – Wednesday, May 12 – 1-3pm


Dear FSU Members,

We invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session on Wednesday, May 12th, 1-3pm.  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for registration information).

Salary Raises for Faculty-Librarians – Governor’s Parameters


Dear FSU Members,

Governor Baker just informed that National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) of the following salary parameters for the next three years:

1.5% bonus in year one (July 1, 2020), followed by 2% raise in year two, and a 2% raise in year three.

FSU Annual Meeting TOMORROW Wednesday, April 28th, 2-4


Dear FSU member, 

We want to remind you that the FSU Annual Meeting is TOMORROW Wednesday, April 28th from 2PM to 4PM.   

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

The Point: You Could Look It Up (Maybe)


Greetings Colleagues,

Here is a simple riddle to get things started:

Q. What is a research university without a fully-functioning library?

A.  Not a fully-functioning research university.

REMINDER: Bargaining Invite – Monday, April 26 – 1-3pm


Dear FSU Members,

As part of the FSU’s commitment to expanded bargaining (see the FSU policy here), we invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session this Monday, April 26 – 1-3pm

We will be discussing proposals around teaching loads, course sizes, a research intensive semester, and distance learning.


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