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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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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

 

Racial Justice and Bargaining – an FSU Forum

10/29/2020

Dear FSU Members,   

[Save the Date: Nov 6th from 4:30 to 6:00pm:contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info]

UMB-Sankofa Anti-Racism Conversation II

10/27/2020

Dear FSU Members,

Please participate in the second campus/community-wide Sankofa conversation – this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30.

Thursday Action Zoom Link: Defend Higher Education

10/27/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The zoom link for this Thursday’s Teach-in and Legislative Call Out from 3:30 to 4:30 is available from the FSU or Steve Striffler

If you are tired of zoom, you join us at the State Capitol at 3:30 for a socially-distanced rally!

There will be an artistic performance, speakers from local higher ed institutions, and more.  

Bargaining Invite – register now for Wednesday

10/26/2020

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 on October 28th from 1pm to 3pm, where the Core Bargaining Team will receive proposals from Admin while presenting some new proposals of our own. 

Please register in advance for this webinar (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for info).

The Point: Dean David Terkla

10/26/2020

David Gabriel Terkla, 1953-2020. 

FSU, Labor, and the Election

10/22/2020

Dear FSU Members,

Bargaining Update and Invitation

10/21/2020

Dear FSU Members,

Update:   During our bargaining session on October 14th, the FSU responded to (and rejected) Admin’s proposals for no pay raises (for 3 years), increased workload (and increased course caps), and restricted academic freedom.  We also presented two proposals, one seeking salary equity for librarians and the other attempting to limit and redefine the category of Associate Lecturer.

UMB Academic Freedom Webinar – Register Now for Friday

10/21/2020

Dear FSU members,

Please consider participating in this important webinar.  See below and flyer attached.

We Will Not Be Silenced: The Repression of Academic Freedom and Resistance, from Leila Khaled to UMass Boston

A webinar about recent attacks on social justice resistance movements including Palestinian liberation and resistance to White supremacy, at UMass Boston and across the country.

Friday, October 23, 11 am – 12 pm

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