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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

The Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston Quinn/2/81A 100 Morrissey Blvd Boston MA 02125 617-287-6295 | fsu@umb.edu 

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.

Marlene Kim, President

fsu@umb.edu

 
 

Long term care, Bayside development meeting and info on your contract rights

10/4/2019

Dear Colleague,

As usual, a lot has been happening on campus:  

► Long term care insurance: from Mutual of Omaha is a new program that is different from the existing disability insurance that is also currently being offered. 

CPC/DPC chairs workshop next week and FSU meeting on PFML and bargaining Oct 3

9/23/2019

Dear Colleague,

I hope you are having a great beginning of the fall semester.  Two reminders on important events. 

Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights

9/19/2019

Dear NTT Colleague,

Welcome back (and a welcome to UMass for any new NTT faculty)! We know you are busy with the start of the semester but we want to be sure you are aware of important language in the FSU contract regarding non-tenure track faculty. This language covers everything from just cause rights, to promotional eligibility, to paid sick leave, and more.

Climate Strike This Friday and Other Activities

9/18/2019

Dear Colleague,

Initiated by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden, there are many activities around the climate strike this Friday—starting today.  Please join in if you can:

Welcome Back from the FSU

9/9/2019

Dear Colleague,

Welcome back to campus for those of you who are returning.  For those of you who are new, welcome to UMass Boston. We wish you a rewarding semester ahead. As you can see, we have been busy: 

Reject the PFML notice

9/6/2019

Dear Colleague,

Call Meehan’s office for UMB debt relief today

9/5/2019

Dear Colleague,

The State of Massachusetts has a $1 billion surplus and is taking one-time proposals.  Tell UMass to submit a proposal to relieve UMB of debt. 

Once you have called, please send an email to let us know that you called. You can also let us know if you got to talk to his staff or just left a message.

Call the UMass President’s Office at 617-287-7050. 

Sample script:

Join the FSU bargaining or bargaining support team

9/5/2019

Dear Colleague,

Bargaining our successor agreement will begin next Spring 2020.  The FSU is looking for members to be on the bargaining team and the bargaining support committee.  Although we will begin bargaining in Spring 2020, there is much to do in preparation for bargaining during the Fall 2019 semester, including constituting a bargaining team, a bargaining support committee, creating and administering a bargaining survey of our members, and soliciting feedback for bargaining.

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