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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.

Marlene Kim, President

fsu@umb.edu

 
 

Your health care premium increases and other news from the FSU

3/12/2019

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great break.  Here are some updates and reminders:

Help Raise $43 Million per year for UMB Thursday March 21

3/5/2019

Dear Colleagues,

What would you do with $43 million more per year at UMB? 

The Cherish Act (Senate Bill 741 and House Bill 1214) will infuse Higher Education in Massachusetts with $500 million/year, of which over $43 million/year will go to UMass Boston. 

FSU Elections - Voting Update

2/28/2019

Dear FSU members,

Our elections are down to the home stretch.  Voting begins at 9AM Friday March 1stand runs to 9AM Friday, March 8th.

Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights

2/15/2019

Dear NTT Colleague,

Welcome back (and a welcome to UMass Boston for any new NTT faculty)! We know you are busy with the start of the semester but we want to be sure you are aware of important language in the FSU contract regarding non-tenure track faculty. This language covers everything from just cause rights, to promotional eligibility, to paid sick leave, and more.

FSU Executive Committee Elections- Meet the Candidates Wed 2/27/19, 3-4 in W/4/0138

2/14/2019

Dear FSU Member,

Meet the candidates for the Faculty Staff Union (FSU) Executive Committee (a candidate slate, along with candidate statements, is attached):

Wednesday, February 27, 2018

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Wheatley, 4th Floor, Classroom 0138

Elected positions include: Vice President, Tenured, Pre-Tenure, and Non-Tenure Track representatives.

Member voting is March 1st to 8th.

Protest this Thursday at Board of Trustees meeting

2/12/2019

Dear Colleague,

Protest at the Board of Trustees meeting this Thursday, February 14 in Boston.

Nominations for FSU elections due tomorrow at 5

2/7/2019

Dear Members,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  The deadline for nomination is 5pm tomorrow (Friday), February 8.

The positions up for election or re-election include:

Vice-President

Pre-tenure (1 position),

Tenured (2 positions),

Non-Tenure track (2 positions). 

Welcome back!

2/4/2019

Dear Colleague,

Welcome back to the spring semester.  For those of you just joining us, welcome to UMass Boston! 

Here are some updates and reminders:

► FSU internal organizer for this semester.  Sandra (Sandy) Howland, FSU member and union activist, (Senior Lecturer II, English), will be an FSU internal organizer this semester. Sandy will be working with the FSU to discuss with members their concerns and issues on campus and to increase membership involvement. 

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