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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.



Caroline Coscia, President 

fsu@umb.edu

 

Nuts & Bolts: Twas the week before grades due…….

12/19/2022

Dear Member, 

Twas the week before grades due, when bluebooks amass 

Not a paper was late, not even a one 

The grading taking place by daylight with care 

In hopes to finish by the deadline for sure 

(My apologizes to our English colleagues and to Clement Clark Moore)  

This is the final Nuts & Bolts of the semester. Before we say goodbye for a while, we wanted to provide a few reminders including one on public higher education funding. 

Winter break communications  

The Point: Talking Back, Speaking Up

12/19/2022

Subject: Last Week’s FSU/DCU Forum on Reorganization

Action Item: Continue Putting Pressure on the Provost to Listen to Faculty and Staff Voice

Greetings, Colleagues:

REMINDER: FSU Member Survey for Bargaining – tell us your priorities- Deadline extended to Monday, 12/19/22

12/15/2022

Dear Colleague,

Our union contract is up and we will begin negotiations in Spring 2023.  Your Core Bargaining Team need your help.  We care about and need to know what issues matter to you.  What would you like to see addressed in the contract?  What are your most important priorities?

FSU and DCU Forum On Proposed Academic Reorganization Plan- TODAY Thursday 12/15, 2-3:30

12/15/2022

Dear Member,

The FSU and Department Chairs Union (DCU) want to invite you to a forum TODAY Thursday, 12/15/22, from 2-3:30 to discuss the workload and contractual implications of the provost's planned reorganization models.  All FSU and DCU members are welcome.  

 (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

Sincerely,

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY Wednesday, 12/14, 3:00-4:30

12/14/2022

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee is meeting TODAY Wednesday, December 14th 3:00PM - 4:30PM.

These meetings are open to all members.   

The meetings will be hybrid. For those joining in person, we are meeting in ISC 1 - 1400.  (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

REMINDER: FSU Member Survey for Bargaining – tell us your priorities

12/13/2022

Dear Colleague,

Our union contract is up and we will begin negotiations in Spring 2023.  Your Core Bargaining Team need your help.  We care about and need to know what issues matter to you.  What would you like to see addressed in the contract?  What are your most important priorities?

REMINDER: International Faculty Breakfast Social TOMORROW Wed Dec 14 9-10.30 am ISC 1400 and on Zoom

12/13/2022

Dear Member,

As the fall semester draws to a close the FSU invites all international faculty to meet, to share questions and advice, and to forge solidarity.

Join in person over coffee and a light breakfast in ISC 1400, or dial in on Zoom  (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

From the FSU

FSU End of Semester Social Event- Monday 12/19/22, 5:30-7:30

12/12/2022

Dear FSU members, 

We invite you to an end-of-the semester social event next Monday 12/19 from 5:30-7:30pm (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for location information). Appetizers will be provided and attendees can purchase food or drink as desired. Please come join us to unwind and regroup after another challenging semester!

FSU Nuts & Bolts: Elections, On-Line Course Development, and Additional Classes

12/12/2022

Dear Member, 

Ah…the last week of classes. The end of lecture preps and the beginning of final grading and of course this all happens during the holiday season.   This issue of Nuts & Bolts contains an announcement and two reminders.  

FSU Annual Elections: 2023 Announcement   

Each Spring, FSU members elect members to the FSU Executive Committee, the governing body of your union.  Election is by constituency except for the positions of president and vice-president.  

The Point: Getting Right to the Point

12/12/2022

Greetings Colleagues, Comrades, Friends:

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