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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


Anti-racism Grant Deadline Tomorrow, Friday, Oct 20th


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for anti-racism proposals.

This academic year’s funding pool is $45,000.  The application deadline is TOMORROW Friday, October 20th at 4PM EDT. 


The Point: Potemkin Universities


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

Greetings, Colleagues:

It’s been a minute since I’ve had the privilege of talking to you, so I want to start by saying that I hope you have managed to stay healthy in body and mind, especially during this dark past week.

Nuts & Bolts: Congratulations, Senior Lecturer Workloads, University Dining and Member Meeting


Dear Members, 

FSU Executive Committee Election:  Congratulations

Congratulations to our three new Tenured Faculty Representative on the FSU Executive Committee.    

Souha Ballout, Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Patricia Krueger- Henney, College of Education and Human Development

Wei Zhang, College of Management

Workloads: Senior Lecturer II and Senior Lecturer IIIs

Member Information Meeting on Oct 17th- Seeking input on parking proposal


Dear Member,

This is a reminder that the FSU is holding a meeting on Tuesday, October 17th from 2PM to 3:30PM.

The purpose of the meeting is to update you on our activities along with getting your input on proposals concerning parking and transportation.

The meeting is open to all faculty members and librarians.  

The Point: What’s Up with the UMB Website?


Today's Point was written by Professor Steve Striffler of Labor Studies.

A Website “For the Times?: When Marketing Rules the Day

Is UMB’s mess of a new website the product of a clumsy rollout?  Or is something else going on? 

Spoiler:  It’s both!

Fall 23 FSU Executive Committee Tenured Representative Special Election Results


Dear FSU Member,

Voting for the Tenured Faculty Representatives special election closed this morning at 9AM, and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new tenured FSU Executive Committee members:

Suha Ballout

Patricia Krueger- Henney

Wei Zhang

(please contact the FSU Elections Committee if you would like details on the final vote tallies).

Thank you to all the candidates for running for office and to all who voted.

UMB Community Petition Regarding the UMB Website


Dear Member,

We on the FSU Executive Committee have heard from many of you about the many serious problems with the new version of the University website that was rolled out over the summer. We are very concerned by these problems, their impact on our community, their impact on our image, and the inadequate response from the architects of the new site.

Nuts & Bolts: Voting, Covid, Winter Scheduling, MTA Actions and Save the Date


Dear Members, 

FSU Executive Committee Election:  Tenured positions  

Voting to fill three (3) tenured seats on the FSU Executive Committee begins on Wednesday, October 4th. Only tenured faculty who are FSU dues paying members are eligible to vote.

Unsure if you are a member?  Check your paycheck for a dues deduction. No deduction, email for a member form.

FSU Ex Com Tenured Representative Special Election Candidate Forum- Fri 09/29/23, 2-3PM


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU is hosting a Candidates Forum for the FSU Tenured representative special election. Come and hear the candidates and ask them questions. The Forum is open to all FSU members in good standing though only tenured FSU members will be able to vote in the special election.

The Forum is TOMORROW Friday, September 29th , 2:00PM – 3:00PM via Zoom (we have reattached the candidate slate as well).

Announcement of Candidates For FSU Special Election for Tenured Faculty Representatives


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Elections Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the Fall 23 Tenured member special election to the FSU Executive Committee.


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