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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

 

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! 

Racial Justice Issue – Milton Public Schools

6/11/2020

Dear FSU Members,

Below is a letter from UMB Professor Reyes Coll-Tellechea regarding an important issue that many of you may have seen in the Boston Globe.  She is looking for signatures/support and we thought this might interest many of you.

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Colleague, below is a letter addressed to Milton Public Schools Board for your review and consideration

Statement from UMB Black Faculty, Staff, and Student Association

6/9/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The attached is a statement from the Executive Council of UMass Boston’s Black Faculty, Staff, and Student Association regarding the recent violence against African Americans and structural racism.

 

 

The Point: Whose Campus?

6/8/2020

Greetings, Colleagues.

Bargaining TODAY. 2:30pm – FSU invitation

6/8/2020

Dear FSU Members,

We invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to join us today at 2:30pm for a short caucus 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.

Sincerely, and in solidarity,

Core Bargaining Team

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

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