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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

 

Exploitation of Associate Lecturers at UMB

8/31/2020

Dear FSU Members,   

As you know, approximately 350 NTT faculty received non-appointment letters this past spring, meaning that they would not be offered classes to teach this fall.  

While close to 80% have been hired back, one of them, Maria Mellone, has not.  Maria Mellone was an Associate Lecturer in the Math Department.  She was also a member of our Core Bargaining Team, the first Associate Lecturer appointed and confirmed by the Executive Committee of the FSU to this important committee. 

The Point: No Austerity for Solidarity

8/31/2020

Dear Colleague,

Sometimes you don’t know it is a trilogy until you get to the third one, right? 

Furloughs, Parking, Increasing Course Caps? Bargaining Update

8/20/2020

Dear FSU Members, 

We just finished our second main table bargaining session, the agenda for which was that administration would respond to the FSU’s proposals (detailed below our signature) and present proposals of their own. 

Despite having had over a month to prepare, however, administration did not in fact have any proposals to offer.  As well, they were largely dismissive, without substantial engagement or discussion, of the FSU’s proposals. 

The Point: No Austerity for Rage

8/24/2020

Greetings, Colleagues,

Remember last Monday?  Me neither, not much anyway. 

FSU Executive Committee Special Election

8/17/2020

Dear Tenured FSU Member, 

We write to inform you that a tenured member of the Executive Committee has resigned. 

The FSU will be holding a special election to fill the vacant seat for a Tenured representative on the executive committee.  The term of office is October 2, 2020 to May 2022.  

Nominations open on September 8th with voting taking place September 25h to October 2nd.  

The Point: No Austerity for Grief

8/17/2020

Greetings, Colleagues,

Remember early April?  Me neither, not much anyway.

REGISTER - FSU Bargaining – August 17 at 1:30pm

8/11/2020

Dear FSU Members,

As you know, the FSU is now able to bring 30 members of our bargaining team (that’s you!) to attend bargaining sessions with our Core Bargaining Team.   The next bargaining session is August 17th from 1:30 to 3:00pm.  Please register if you wish to participate (contact Steve Striffler or the FSU office for registration information).

The Point: Summer Melt...or Fall Meltdown?

8/10/2020

 [P]rudence suggests that our campus will be better off if we maintain our current practice of remote learning and focus all of our attention in the coming months on ensuring that we provide the highest quality and most engaging remote experience possible when classes begin for the fall semester.

- Preliminary Fall UMass Boston Planning Report

Dear Colleagues,

TODAY! MTA Higher Ed Town Hall

8/10/2020

Dear FSU Members,

MTA Higher Ed Town Hall, August 10th - The state-wide campaign to stop the cuts, furloughs and layoffs — and to prepare our campuses for a safe reopening — is kicking into high gear. Contact Steve Striffler or the FSU office to register to join a Zoom meeting for all higher ed members today (Monday, Aug. 10) at 5 p.m., as union members from across the state join to make plans for the next stage of our campaign.

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