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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

 

The Point: Platforms

10/19/2020

In which we consider some of the complexities of censorship is this moment of Zoom.

Greetings, Colleagues:

FSU Executive Committee Meeting today, 4-5:30

10/16/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be meeting TODAY Friday from 4-5:30 pm.

These meetings are open to all members.  (Contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info).

The meetings tend to be a mix of routine, keep-the-trains-running, agenda items along with more substantive discussion about the larger issues facing faculty and librarians.   This week we will be talking about FSU Forums, outreach to members, and other issues.

TODAY! Campus Conversation on Structural Racism

10/15/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The Sankofa Conversations Series on Structural Racism is taking place at UMass Boston during the Fall semester.  The first discussion – An Anti-Racism and Health-Promoting Campus Conversation -- takes place TODAY Thursday (10/15) from 6:30 to 8:30pm.  The attached flyer outlines the rest of the Fall events.

Please register here:

UMass Budget - Good News and Action to Defend Higher Ed

10/15/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The good news is that Governor Baker is proposing to level-fund public higher education!  This is a product of the campaign that the MTA – ourselves – has carried out during the past months.

If Baker’s budget proposal passes, almost every campus gets the same as the Governor proposed back in January, which was essentially level over FY2020.  UMass gets a little cut from Baker’s original FY2021 budget, but it is still higher than FY2020. (MTA is looking into why UMass got a bit less than originally proposed).  

TODAY - MTA Higher Ed Town Hall

10/13/2020

Dear FSU Members,

UMB Conversation on Structural Racism

10/13/2020

Dear FSU Members,

The Sankofa Conversations Series on Structural Racism is taking place at UMass Boston during the Fall semester.  The first discussion – An Anti-Racism and Health-Promoting Campus Conversation -- takes place this Thursday (10/15) from 6:30 to 8:30pm.   The attached flyer outlines the rest of the Fall events.

Please register here for Thursday:

Bargaining Invitation – October 14th – please register

10/8/2020

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 on October 14th from 1pm to 3pm, where the Core Bargaining Team will respond to Admin proposals (around salaries, course caps, academic freedom, etc.) while presenting some new proposals of our own.

REMINDER: FSU General Assembly Meeting, TODAY, October 7th, 4-5

10/7/2020

Dear FSU Member, 

A reminder that we are holding a Fall semester general assembly meeting TODAY Wednesday, October 7th 4PM -5PM EDT. Contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info:

Each Spring the FSU is required to hold an annual meeting where the primary activity is to adopt a budget.  Our bylaws allow for us to hold additional membership meetings beyond the annual meeting and these are called general assembly meetings. 

REMINDER: FSU General Assembly Meeting, TOMORROW, October 7th, 4-5

10/6/2020

Dear FSU Member, 

A reminder that we are holding a Fall semester general assembly meeting TOMORROW Wednesday, October 7th 4PM -5PM EDT. Contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info.

Each Spring the FSU is required to hold an annual meeting where the primary activity is to adopt a budget.  Our bylaws allow for us to hold additional membership meetings beyond the annual meeting and these are called general assembly meetings. 

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