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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 Friday, 12/2, 3:00-4:30


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee is meeting TODAY Friday, December 2nd 3:00PM - 4:30PM.

These meetings are open to all members.   

The meetings will be hybrid. For those joining in person, we are meeting in ISC 1 - 1400.  (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

MTA Higher Ed For All Event TOMORROW Dec 1st And Update on Dec 2nd Campus Operations


Dear Member,

MTA Event - Higher Ed for All campaign

Join the MTA and UMB colleagues at the State House on December 1, when the MTA Higher Ed for All, a campaign developed by faculty, staff, and stakeholders committed to our public colleges and universities, is announced. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

State House, Room 428

Refreshments at 10:30 a.m., program from 11 a.m. to noon

FSU Nuts & Bolts: Student Support and Faculty Benefits


Dear Member, 

As we approach the end of the semester, we are using this issue of Nuts & Bolts to provide a listing of student support services along with some faculty benefits. 

Student Support Services 

In conversations with many of you, one topic that keeps being raised is student health and our role in assisting students.   

The Dean of Students webpage  

The Point: Accentuate the Positive


Greetings, Colleagues,

Subject: Collective Wisdom and Thoughtful Action at UMB

Action: Keep the Pressure on about Potential University Reorganization!

FSU Nuts & Bolts: Salary Increases


Dear Member, 

The Point: Academic (Dis)Organization


Greetings, Colleagues,

Subject: The Provost’s Proposal to Move Three Academic Departments Out of CLA

Action: Attend College of Liberal Arts (CLA) meeting today if you are faculty in CLA; otherwise, consider how to join the larger conversation around shared governance this plan demands

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TOMORROW Wednesday, 11/16, 3:00-4:30


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee is meeting TOMORROW Wednesday, November 16th 3:00PM - 4:30PM.

These meetings are open to all members.   

The meetings will be hybrid. For those joining in person, we are meeting in ISC 1 - 1400. For those on zoom,  contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information.

Nuts & Bolts: Ventilation and Help Wanted


Dear Member, 

This issue of Nuts & Bolts is a reminder to use the classroom air purifiers and asking you to serve as our representative on the Health and Safety Committee.

Air Ventilation

This is a reminder to make sure the Portable Air Purifier in your classroom is operational.  

As you may remember, in 2021 the FSU got a grant from the MTA to assess the air handling system in Wheatley Hall as a way of determining how well campus buildings are meetings CDC safety guidelines during COVID.

The Point: Paying Dues


Subject: Supporting Graduate Workers, Here and Elsewhere

Action: Read about Graduate Worker Activism, Attend Rally This Thursday at Noon

Greetings, Colleagues,

Nuts & Bolts: December 2nd, Yes or No?


Dear Member, 

This issue of Nuts & Bolts is about Friday December 2nd and the possible impact to students, faculty, librarians, and staff.  

Why December 2nd


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