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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

 

FSU Elections – Nominations period to Feb 14th

2/5/2020

Dear Members,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  The deadline for nominations is 5pm Friday, February 14th.

The positions up for election or re-election include:

President

Librarian

Pre-tenure,

Tenured,

Non-Tenure track (2 positions). 

The attached documents contain information regarding the election process specifically on nominations and campaigning, as well as the nomination forms (see below).

Coronavirus update and Mt Ida

2/3/2020

Dear Colleague,

Welcome back and important information from the FSU

1/28/2020

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great beginning of your semester.  Here’s some important information and updates.  

Information on FSU Elections. Nomination Form Available

1/28/2020

Dear Members,

Welcome back!  The start of Spring semester is also the time for election for Faculty Staff Union (FSU) Executive Committee positions.

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2020 include:

President

Librarian representative

Pre-tenure (1 position)

Tenured (2 positions)

Non-Tenure track (2 positions)

Nomination Period is January 31st to February 14th

Health care benefits hearing this Wednesday January 28

1/23/2020

Dear Colleague:

We hope you are enjoying your break.  To keep health care affordable and to meet your needs, please comment at the health insurance listening tour this Wednesday January 29, 5-6:30 pm

McCormack State Office Building, 21st floor conference rooms

One Ashburton Place, Boston

REMINDER: NTT Promotion Application Deadline is Monday, January 27th

1/23/2020

Dear Non Tenure Track Faculty Member,

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your promotion materials is the first day of the Spring 20 semester—Monday, January 27, 2020.

For more information on the NTT promotion application process see Article 21.12 of the contract as well as the primer on NTT contract rights on the FSU website.

Information on FSU Elections. Nomination Form Available

1/6/2020

Dear Members,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) Elections Committee is preparing for our Spring 2020 election.

The Nomination Forms are now available. We are attaching the forms (see below)   The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 14th at 5PM EST.

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2020 include:

President

Librarian representative

Pre-tenure (1 position)

Tenured (2 positions)

Non-Tenure track (2 positions)

Mt Ida update and medical sick leave rights

12/19/2019

Dear Colleague,

I hope you will soon have a restful and well-deserved break.  Here’s an update on important matters.

Statement From FSU Member Ken Reardon to BOT- 12/18/19

Statement by Professor Kenneth M. Reardon

UMass Board of Trustees Meeting

December 18, 2019

Boston, MA

Good morning Chairman Manning, Board of Trustees Members, Colleagues, and honored guests.

My name is Ken Reardon and I am a Professor and Director of the MS in Urban Planning and Community Development Program in the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Remarks From FSU President Marlene Kim To BOT- 12/18/19

Good morning. I am Marlene Kim, president of the Faculty Staff Union at UMass Boston.

The UMass Boston community is troubled that the trustees and President Meehan have done nothing to address our concerns around the establishment of UMass Amherst’s academic center in Newton that is vying for many of the same students and instructors that UMass Boston is also trying to attract and retain.

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