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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.

Caroline Coscia, President


FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY Tues, 4/16 3:30-5


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee meeting is meeting TODAY Tuesday, April 16th, 3:30-5PM.

(contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

Event Reminders: today MTA candidates forum, April 18th Retirement: Understanding Social Security and Government Pensions


Dear Member,

We write to remind you of two events happening this week.

MTA Officer Candidates Forum, Tuesday April 16th 12PM -1PM

Prior to the election at this year's MTA Annual Meeting, April 26-27, the PSU and the other UMass Boston and Amherst MTA Locals have invited the candidates for MTA President and Vice-President to meet with our members via zoom. 

All three candidates—Max Page, Deb McCarthy, and Yahaira Rodriguez—have confirmed that they will attend.

The Point: Husky Truths


This week’s Point was written by Jeff Melnick, Professor of American Studies

Dear Colleagues,

FSU Annual Meeting, Tuesday, April 23rd 3– 5PM


Dear FSU member,  

We want to remind you that the FSU Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 23rd from 3PM to 5:00PM. The meeting will be held virtually: 

 (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

Surprise! Admin Shows Up, but Refuses to Bargain


Dear FSU Members,

We had a fantastic bargaining session yesterday. Over 20 of our members were present as part of our expanded bargaining team and we were pleasantly surprised to see that the Administration’s bargaining team showed up after they said they would not be coming because a few of our members had to be on Zoom.

Unfortunately, the administration is still refusing to bargain over the issues and is continuing to waste time insisting that no one can ever be on Zoom.

Nuts & Bolts: FSU Annual Meeting, Online Course Development, Labor Based Grading, MTA candidate forum and thinking about retiring


Dear Members,

It is finally here- the eclipse is just hours away.  If you are on campus the partial eclipse begins at 2:16PM with peak occurring at 3:29PM. It ends at 4:39PM.  I am ready with my solar glasses.   

FSU Annual Meeting, April 23rd at 3pm

Our annual meeting is two weeks away!   Please join to us hear what your union has been doing, the status of activities (bargaining, parking bargaining, and coalition work), and adopting a budget for the next year.

The Point: Boston University Graduate Workers on Strike – Their Fight is Our Fight!


This week’s edition of The Point was written by Professor Steve Striffler of the Labor Resource Center.

Thousands of Boston University graduate student workers went on strike last week.   After bargaining for nine months in fourteen different sessions, and filing five unfair labor practice charges, the Boston University Graduate Workers Union (BUGWU) finally called a strike that had been authorized by the overwhelming majority of its members.

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY Tues, 4/2 3:30-5


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee meeting is meeting TODAY Tuesday, April 2nd, 3:30-5PM.

The meeting today will be via Zoom   (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).


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