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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

 

MTA – retirement consultations

3/16/2021

NOTE: As of today, the MTA retirement consultation appointments listed below have all been taken. More appointment dates are in the process of being scheduled. Interested FSU members should email Ed McCourt and ask to be put on a waitlist- PLEASE REPLY IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING AN EMAIL FROM ED. The MTA has indicated that if new appointments cannot be accomodated over the next 2 months, members will be notified in May of  additonal workshops to be scheduled in June--- FSU 3/17/21

Dear FSU Member,

FSU Election Results

3/12/2021

Dear FSU member,

Voting for the Vice President, Tenured Faculty, Pre-Tenure Faculty, and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Representative elections closed this morning at 9AM, and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new FSU Executive Committee members:

Vice President:                                          Caroline Coscia

Tenured Representatives:                          José Martinez-Reyes (elected to standard two-year term)

Save the Date. FSU Annual Meeting is April 28th

3/12/2021

Dear FSU member, 

The FSU Annual Meeting is Wednesday, April 28th from 2PM to 4PM.   

The Annual Meeting is held for the purpose of hearing committee reports, be updated on FSU activities, adopt an annual budget, adopt bylaws, establish dues rates and other business as needed (source: FSU policies).  Organizations such as unions are required to hold an annual meeting.   

Tentative Agenda:  

Welcome,  

Introductions, 

Past year activities,  

Adopt FSU annual budget, 

FSU Elections Update

3/11/2021

Dear FSU members, 

Voting in the FSU Elections will conclude at 9:00AM, Friday 3/12. If you would like to observe the counting of votes, we will be holding a Zoom session starting at 9:01AM tomorrow (contact the FSU Elections Committee for meeting info). This will be the first time the committee is opening the election ballots, so it may take the system some time to compile. 

Don't miss the FSU Workload Survey – for All Faculty – Please complete

3/9/2021

Dear Faculty,

We know we're all busy these days, but please do take a moment to fill out this important survey, which can help us to get to know the full extent of the work you do for UMB, and how our union can best support it.   

RES Funds – New Agreement

3/8/2021

Dear Members,

The FSU and Administration reached a Memorandum of Agreement on the allocation of RES Funds.  This agreement only applies to the current fiscal year. Our rationale for signing a separate MOA for the current fiscal year is simple: while the current fiscal year ends on June 30, 2021, bargaining for the current contract may not be finished by that point. Since RES Funds need to be expended in the fiscal year in which they are allocated, a separate agreement would have to be reached if members are going to have access to the funds this year.

Bargaining Wednesday – Join us

3/8/2021

Dear FSU Members,

As part of the FSU’s commitment to expanded bargaining (see the FSU policy here), we invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session this Wednesday – March 10th from 1pm to 3pm. 

We will be discussing proposals around teaching loads, course sizes, and a research intensive semester.

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