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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

 

Unions' letter to Interim Chancellor Newman – UMB Campus as police staging ground

6/4/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The following letter was sent to Interim Chancellor Newman last night from five campus unions.

Dear Chancellor Newman,

It has come to our attention that the UMB campus was used as a staging area by city and state police forces yesterday (6/2), and then again today (6/3), in advance of area Black Lives Matter protests.  We have also learned that UMass Boston police were sent to police these protests.

Here is a first-hand account of what took place at the end of the Black Lives Matter protest on June 2:

Invitation to Bargaining – June 8th

6/2/2020

Dear FSU Members,

We invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to the next bargaining session on Monday, June 8th.   We will caucus at 2:30pm before beginning the actual bargaining session with Admin at 3pm.

Caucus zoom at 2:30 (contact the FSU office for Zoom meeting information)

We will be asking Admin to accept expanding bargaining, thereby allowing FSU members to observe the bargaining sessions.

We also welcome Jessica Holden, Librarian III, as a member of the FSU Core Bargaining Team

First Message from New FSU President

6/1/2020

Dear FSU Members,

FSU Forum on Workplace Safety – June 3rd

6/1/2020

Dear FSU Members,

Reminder: FSU Forum on Workplace Safety --  Wednesday, June 3rd, 1:30 to 3:00.  

Zoom (contact the FSU office for details)

Please join the FSU and Professors Lorena Estrada-Martinez and Eduardo Siquiera for a discussion about the many health and workplace safety issues associated with a potential campus reopening. 

The Point: Monday Mourning, Monday Solidarity

6/1/2020

Greetings, Colleagues.

At this moment, we must first acknowledge and bear witness.  We grieve the loss of George Floyd, we are enraged by the continuous damage wrought by systemic racism, and we stand in solidarity with all who have been putting their bodies on the line in the past few days in the ongoing fight for justice.

Update on Faculty of Color report

5/29/2020

Dear Colleague,

The following is an update regarding what the FSU has accomplished during the past year regarding the issues raised in the Faculty of Color Report (see here for this report). 

1. Exit interview with departing faculty and why they may leave 

FSU Forum: Campus Reopening and Workplace Safety – June 3rd

5/27/2020

Dear FSU Members,

Please Save the Date:  Wednesday, June 3rd, 1:30 to 3:00.   (contact the FSU office for Zoom meeting info)

Please join the FSU and Professors Lorena Estrada-Martinez and Eduardo Siquiera for a discussion about the many health and workplace safety issues associated with a potential campus reopening. 

The Point: A Primer for Expanded Bargaining

5/26/2020

From Steve Striffler, FSU bargaining team:

Last week UMB Administration rejected calls by the union for expanded bargaining – and refused to allow FSU faculty and librarians into the bargaining session.  This raised a few questions from members:

What is “expanded” bargaining?

Admin refuses to bargain in front of FSU members

5/22/2020

Dear FSU Members,

We write with three important bargaining updates and a request for your help.

First the good news:  Administration (finally!) signed the Spring 2020 agreement that we reached with them in April (please see attached).

Now the bad news:

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