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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@umb.edu

 

SCOTUS leak and the FSU

5/5/2022

Dear Colleagues, 

In this busiest time of the academic year, the Executive Committee of the Faculty Staff Union feels called upon to respond to the news from the Supreme Court that is on so many of our minds. At this time, we write you with a few basic affirmations:  

Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights

NOTE: This was originally posted on 5/3/22; the content was modified on 5/17/22 to include links to the new 20-23 contract.

Dear NTT Colleague,

Africana Studies – Faculty Council Resolution Passes

5/3/2022

Dear FSU Members,

We want to make sure you are aware of a Faculty Council Resolution on the Africana Studies Department that passed in yesterday’s Faculty Council meeting (25 in favor, 1 opposed, and 3 abstentions).  Please review this important document. 

The Faculty Council

Resolution on Africana Studies Department

The Point: May Day!

5/2/2022

Greetings, Colleagues:

FSU Anti-Racism Funds – Call for Proposals

4/29/2022

Dear FSU Members,

As part of the contract negotiated by the FSU and UMB administration, the university agreed to establish a “$25,000 pool of funding in each year [of the contract that] shall be allocated to and distributed by the Provost’s office in consultation with the FSU to support anti-racism activities for faculty and librarians.” 

TODAY: Joint FSU-Faculty Council Forum – Thursday, April 28th, 1-2:30

4/28/2022

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Council (FC) and the Faculty Staff Union (FSU) would like to invite you to attend an all-faculty Forum (librarian members of FSU welcome) to discuss the Chancellor and Provost’s Feb. 10th Joint Statement and the ensuing aftermath for us and our campus. This forum will be an opportunity to discuss your questions and concerns about this series of events on our campus as well as to allow us to learn what action(s) we want to pursue as faculty/librarians in the wake of these events.

TODAY, Thursday, April 28th

1:00-2:30pm

UMB Faculty of Color Respond to Boston Globe

4/26/2022

Dear FSU Members,

As it relates directly to the FSU-Faculty Council Forum this Thursday, 1-2:30pm (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information)., we share with you a letter from UMB faculty of color and minority faculty regarding the recent opinion piece in the Boston Globe.  Here is their letter:

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The Point: The Crisis Afflicting Africana Studies at UMB

4/25/2022

Note: This week’s column was guest written by Professors Cuf Ferguson (Psychology & Human Services) and Tim Sieber (Anthropology)

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