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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

 

FSU General Assembly Meeting- Thurs, 10/7, 3:30-5- Updates on Collective Bargaining, Etc.

9/29/2021

Dear Members,

The FSU is holding a member meeting on Thursday, October 7th 3:30PM to 5:00PM on Zoom (link to be sent later).   

The meeting’s purpose is to provide you with updates on issues impacting our classroom and campus life.  

Proposed Agenda 

Update on collective bargaining 

Status of Expanded Bargaining 

MTA Grant allowing for campus air testing 

Health and Safety update 

Update on Parking Bargaining 

Future activities: Forums 

All Union Meeting -- This Wednesday 12PM -- Campus Updates

9/27/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Please join the FSU, the Classified Staff Union, Department Chairs Union, and the Professional Staff Union for a multi-union meeting on Wednesday, September 29th 12:00PM to 1:00PM:  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

We will provide updates on parking bargaining and health and safety issues – and hear your concerns.

The Point: Minding the Gap

9/27/2021

This week The Point was written by Professor Linda Ai-Yun Liu, a lecturer in the Sociology Department and NTT representative on the FSU Executive Committee

Dear FSU Members,

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 3-4:15

9/24/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Friday from 3-4:15 pm.

These meetings are open to all members.   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

NTT AFR Workshop Recording

9/21/2021

Dear NTT Faculty,

As promised, we recorded the AFR Workshop.  The 26-minute zoom recording can be seen here.  

If you have by questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

The deadline to submit your AFR has been extended to September 27th

Caroline Coscia, FSU Vice President  

Paul Dyson, FSU Grievance Officer   

Parking Update

9/21/2021

Dear Members,

The multi-union parking bargaining team met with the administration September 17th to discuss concerns related to the new parking system and to discuss a parking proposal we made to them on July 19th (see attached). They have finally agreed to start discussing our proposal and we look forward to receiving a formal response from them at our next meeting.

Friday Forum -- Racially-Just Policing on Campus – Mass ACLU

9/20/2021

Dear FSU Member,

Friday 4:15 -  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Contract Action Team – need volunteers!

9/20/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the FSU and bargaining?  Yes….you say?

The Point: DIY and the Cypher

9/20/2021

Greetings, Colleagues!

As we move into our third week of classes, I hope you are healthy and finding ways to be engaged with your students, your faculty and staff colleagues, and your own scholarly and community-based work. 

My title for this week is likely going to be a little puzzling to some of you but I promise to explain it in just a minute.  It was inspired by the growing body of comments I’ve encountered since semester began that basically boil down to: “we’re not really back to normal are we?” 

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