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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

 

Reminder: FSU Special session -- Thurs 6/25/20, 2:30-3:30

6/22/2020

Dear FSU Members,

To follow up on the below email, we wanted to send you the proposed/tentative agreement that we will be discussing on Thursday (see attached).  It was written by the Administration to reflect the agreement we discussed in last bargaining session.   See you Thursday! (please note that the meeting date was incorrectly listed as 6/26 in our previous email).

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The Point: Following the Money

6/22/2020

“Don’t Believe the Hype. It’s a sequel.”

--Public Enemy

Greetings, colleagues.

FSU Special session of General Assembly Meeting on Bargaining, Thurs 6/25/20, 2:30-3:30

6/19/2020

Dear FSU Members,       Thursday, 2:30pm -   (contact the FSU office for Zoom meeting info)

TOMORROW- FSU Forum: Policing and Police Unions

6/17/2020

Dear FSU Members,     

Thursday, 12:00 to 1:30   (contact the FSU office for Zoom meeting information)

In response to queries from members, the FSU will host a discussion about the broad issues of policing and police unions, including complex questions of defunding, demilitarization, and disbanding that have emerged in response to events both nationally and on our own campus.  Prior to opening the discussion, we will start with interventions from:

Friday Bargaining Session – please join us 9am

6/17/2020

Dear FSU Members,     

[Friday 9am  - contact the FSU office for Zoom info]

TODAY – FSU - Join Car Caravan Protest

6/17/2020

Dear FSU Members, 

JOIN THE CARAVAN: Wednesday, June 17th @ 11 am! 

Be part of a state-wide action to send a message to Marty Meehan and the UMass Board of Trustees: Save, Protect and Fund UMass students and workers!

 

Drivers will gather at the Boston Teachers Union parking lot (180 Mt Vernon St.) at 11 am, and walkers will gather at 1 Beacon St. in Boston at 11:30 am.  [MORE INFO BELOW]

FSU Survey on Health and Safety - please complete

6/16/2020

Dear Colleague,

As UMB prepares for the 2020-2021 academic year, the FSU Core Bargaining Team (CBT) is concerned about your safety. We need you to assist us by completing this brief survey related to COVID-19 risk factors for you and your household. All data will be aggregated and used to help the CBT better understand and advocate for our members’ health and safety needs.

The survey will be open from June 16th to June 23nd (5PM). 

Contact the FSU office for the link.

Thank you for your assistance,

Thursday FSU Forum: Policing and Police Unions

6/15/2020

Dear FSU Members,      Thursday, 12:00 to 1:30   Zoom (contact the FSU office or Steve Striffler for Zoom information): 

In response to queries from members, the FSU will host a discussion about the broad issues of policing and police unions, including complex questions of defunding, demilitarization, and disbanding that have emerged in response to events both nationally and on our own campus.  Prior to opening the discussion, we will start with interventions from:

The Point: Team Logic

6/15/2020

Greetings, Colleagues.

Cognitive Dissonance: Last Monday afternoon I found myself in a strange place, toggling between two different meetings on zoom at the same time.  One was the weekly meeting at of the Academic Continuity Task Force, on which I serve as the faculty representative from CLA.  In this group, meant to represent the entire UMB community, we warmly treat each other as colleagues working on a shared mission: we have even begun sharing ideas and documents on (Microsoft) Teams! 

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