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FSU, CSU, and PSU members at the Chancellor's Office demanding that UMass pay the raises agreed to in bargaining
The Faculty Staff Union of UMass-Boston
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.

Caroline Coscia, President


Urgent—send an email to get your contract implemented and early retirement info

Urgent—send an email to get your contract implemented and early retirement info


Dear FSU Member,

1. If you have not yet done so, please contact your legislators NOW to help make sure that your contract is validated.  Baker filed legislation to do this, and it will be taken up in the next couple of days.  We need our legislators to support this.  

UMass employees take action to get contracts funded

UMass employees take action to get contracts funded


Two hundred staff and faculty met on March 5, 2015 and then marched to the Chancellor’s office to demand that the raises from their negotiated contracts be funded and that the university settle outstanding issues with the Professional Staff Union.  See the Boston Globe coverage here.

Bargaining Update



On Tuesday Dec. 16th, 10 members of the FSU/MSP joint bargaining team, FSU Staff member Lorenzo Nencioli, MSP Staff member Lori Reardon, and our MTA Consultant Mickey Gallagher met with three members of management’s bargaining team to discuss the current status of the contract and the conversion of FSU NTT members to the rankings and promotional structure in the recently ratified contract. 

1) Current Status of the Contract:

14-17 Contract is Ratified

Dear Bargaining Unit Member:

Contract Vote Starts Monday!

Dear bargaining unit member,


Dear FSU Member,
If ratified, the contract for 2014-17 will contain: 
● Salary increases of 2.1% cost of living per year for 3 years with an additional 1.4% merit pool each year.  Raises are split between July (1.75% across the board) and January (0.35% across the board and 1.4% merit)
● Higher salary floors
● Higher promotional increases
●Increased research funds of $150,000 during AY 2014-15, $175,000 in AY 2015-16 and $200,000 in AY 2016-17 (currently it is $150,000/year).

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