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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.

 Steve Striffler, President

 fsu@umb.edu

 

Update on coronavirus and alternative teaching arrangements

3/12/2020

Dear Colleagues,

The FSU Executive Committee informed you in an email on Tuesday, March 10th that members of the Executive Committee and the Core Bargaining Team were meeting with the Provost on Wednesday afternoon. 

This email is to update you all on what we learned at our meeting with the Provost yesterday and what we know as of this morning. The University’s response to the coronavirus outbreak is very fluid right now.  We will continue to communicate as we receive more information. 

FSU Communication on COVID 19

3/10/2020

Dear Colleagues,

The FSU Executive Committee writes to inform you that at our meeting today, Tuesday, March 10th, we discussed at great length the Interim Provost’s memorandum, about UMass Boston’s plans to respond to the Covid-19 virus, which includes preparing for restricted access to the physical campus to safeguard our community’s health.

Tom Goodkind Resolution

3/9/2020

Dear Colleague,

The FSU Executive Committee at its February 25, 2020 meeting voted to honor Tom Goodkind, Professional Staff Union (PSU) leader and labor activist with a resolution on his retirement from UMass Boston.

Faculty Staff Union

 

In Recognition of Extraordinary Service and Leadership, the Faculty Staff Union Presents this Resolution in Honor of Thomas Goodkind

FSU Election - Voting Instructions

3/5/2020

Dear FSU members, 

Voting begins at 9AM EST Friday March 6th and runs to 9AM EDT Friday, March 13th.  

FSU Candidate Forum Tomorrow (Wednesday)

3/3/2020

Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Elections Committee invites you to attend the upcoming Candidate Forum TOMORROW.

When:  Wednesday, March 4th

Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM

Location: M-1-209

Forum Format

Lobby Day is this Monday and other information

2/28/2020

Dear FSU Member,

Higher Ed Advocacy Day, this Monday, March 2 at the State House. 

FSU Candidate Forum is March 4th!

2/26/2020

Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Elections Committee invites you to attend the upcoming Candidate Forum.

When:  Wednesday, March 4th

Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM

Location: M-1-209

Forum Format

Higher Ed Advocacy Day at the State House, March 2nd

2/25/2020

Dear FSU Member,

Public Higher Ed Advocacy Day 2020 is next Monday, March 2nd at the State House.

Join fellow UMB unions and other UMass system unions to tell our state legislators how the underfunding of public higher education has affected you and your students.  Tell them why the passage of the Cherish Act  (https://massteacher.org/current-initiatives/fund-our-future/higher-education)  is so important.

FSU Elections - Candidate List

2/19/2020

Dear FSU Member,

The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 slate of candidates for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  Elected positions include: President, Tenured, Pre-Tenure, Non-Tenure Track, and Librarian representatives

The attached contains the candidates for each position along with their 150 word statement.

FSU Candidates Forum is Wednesday, March 4th, 3:00PM – 4:00PM in McCormack, first floor, room 209.

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