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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


The Point: The Labor Movement’s War


This week’s Point was written by Suha Ballout, who is an Associate Professor in the Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Support FSU at Faculty Council Meeting Today


Dear Members,

Please support the FSU by attending the last regular Faculty Council meeting of the year today at 1:00PM (contact FSU for Zoom and room location information).

Nuts & Bolts: End of Semester gathering, medical leaves, Summer Session Classes, Red line closure, RES Funds, and MTA travel benefits


Dear Members,

May 6th is National Nurses Day.  Thank you to our nursing faculty for all your work educating our students, conducting scholarship plus practicing to maintain your nursing license.  

Join Us! May 7th and May 8th

The FSU welcomes all members to our end of year social. Non-members are also very welcome to  join us to learn about the work the union does and to encourage you to join. We are stronger together.

Bargaining Update: “A dumpster fire of disrespect and contempt”


“The irony of conducting online negotiations while demanding zoom be shut down shouldn’t be lost on anyone.”

              -              FSU Expanded Team Member

Dear FSU members,

The Point: Encampments: UAW, Homeless, Students


This week’s Point was written by Professor Steve Striffler of Labor Studies.

The past two weeks have been filled with contradictions that reflect not only the polarized nature of our political system, but powerful political currents moving in seemingly different directions. 

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


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee meeting is meeting TODAY Tuesday, April 30th, 4-5PM. Please note that the Executive Committee will be in executive session between 3:30-4 to discuss confidential grievance matters. Members will be able to attend the regular Ex Com session starting at 4PM.

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

Nuts & Bolts: May 7th and 8th drop in breaks, NTT promotion intent, an anti-racism event, and tell your legislator to repeal the WEP


Dear Members,

The end of April signals the semester end is near.  We are on the homestretch (Kentucky Derby is May 4th) yet sometimes the finish line seems so far away!  

Save the Date! May 7th and May 8th

Join the FSU for a little nosh, chat with colleagues and spend some time gathering with others.  We are hosting two drop by and take a break events.  Both are 12PM to 2PM on Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th.

Watch for a flyer with more details.

The Point: News You Can Use


This week’s Point was prepared by the FSU’s Ad Hoc Communications Committee

Dear Colleagues:

We were sitting around talking (well, ok, emailing each other) and we realized that we all are having a hard time keeping track of all of the amazing events and opportunities we have been hearing about on campus.  So as a sort of public service, we thought we would digest some of the ones that seemed most timely and urgent.

Starting with today, April 25, 11 a.m.

Update on FSU Bargaining- Register For the May 1st Bargaining Session


Dear Member,

Here is the latest on the 24-27 FSU contract negotiations. Don’t forget to register to attend the May 1st bargaining session (see attached flyer for more information).

Where Are We Currently?


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