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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

 

Politically Motivated Firing

12/22/2020

Dear FSU Members,

We thought this petition regarding the politically motivated firing of a professor at the University of Mississippi might interest many of you.      

The Point: The Year in Review

12/21/2020

Greetings, Colleagues:

NTT Promotion Application Deadline is Monday, January 27th

12/18/2020

Dear Non Tenure Track Faculty Member, 

For NTTs eligible to apply for promotion this academic year, the deadline to submit your promotion materials is Tuesday, January 26, 2021. (master calendar  https://www.umb.edu/academics/provost/master_academic_calendar#Jan%2019)   This is a hard deadline. 

Bargaining Invite – December 22nd

12/17/2020

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 Tuesday, December 22nd from 9:30 to 10:30.  We will be discussing the use of RES Fund and Travel Funds. 

Please register in advance for this webinar:  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Vote to support NTT inclusion in Faculty Council – a note from your FSU NTT reps

12/17/2020

Dear Colleagues, 

We are writing as your NTT representatives on the FSU Executive Committee to urge you to vote YES on the ballot sent out by the Faculty Council last week regarding some important proposed changes to the FC Constitution.  

The Point: Two Empire State Buildings

12/16/2020

Greetings, Colleagues:

Bargaining Update and 2020 Review!

12/16/2020

Dear FSU Members,

We have now finished well over a semester of bargaining, including impact bargaining due to COVID-19 as well as main table bargaining around the successor agreement (2017-20).   The state of Massachusetts has not provided its annual budget parameters, which are necessary for us to begin salary negotiations – although this did not prevent Admin from pre-emptively offering us 0% raises for the next three years.   We turned that down and await information from the state.

Announcement of FSU Spring 2021 Elections

12/11/2020

Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee. 

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2021 include:

Vice President

Non-Tenure Track (2 positions)

Pre-Tenure (1 position)

Tenured (3 positions)

Hold the Line on Class Sizes

12/9/2020

Dear FSU Members,

Faculty Council Constitutional Amendments – FSU Supports

12/8/2020

Dear FSU Member,

The Executive Committee of the Faculty Staff Union enthusiastically supports the proposed amendments to its constitution recently circulated by our colleagues on the Faculty Council Executive Committee. We note with particular approval the proposed expansion of representation for NTT faculty and urge all unit members to vote in favor of the amendments.

FSU Executive Committee

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