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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


Tomorrow! FSU Candidates Forum at 3:00 pm


Dear member,

Please join the FSU Elections Committee for a Candidates Forum TOMORROW, March 3 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This forum will be held via Zoom:  (contact or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

UMB Coaches Unionizing!


Dear FSU Members,

Coaches of the World Unite?  Yes!   The UMass Boston coaches formed a union and will be Professional Staff Union-C (C is for Coaches!).  

What makes this action amazing is that the coaches did this while on furlough and using zoom.  

The FSU welcomes our coaches to the union fold and extends a hand of solidarity. 

Steve Striffler                                                                 Caroline Coscia

President, FSU                                                               Vice President, FSU

The Point: Optimism of the Will


Greetings, Colleagues:

FSU Candidates Forum: Wednesday, March 3, 3:00 pm


Dear member,

Please join the FSU Elections Committee for a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, March 3 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This forum will be held via Zoom:  (contact FSU or for Zoom information).

Restorative Justice Colloquium – this Thursday


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU writes to alert everyone about an excellent event this week -- the Restorative Justice Colloquium (Thursday at 6:30-8:30 p.m.)  on the wonderful novel Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  For more information and to register go here:

Bargaining Tomorrow – Join Us!


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU and Administration bargained during winter break over a possible re-structuring of the RES funds.  Please join us to continue this discussion – and talk about other bargaining priorities -- in our next session tomorrow, February 24th from 1 to 3pm. Register in advance for this webinar:  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).


Core Bargaining Team

Announcing the 2021 FSU Executive Committee Candidates


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Elections Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 slate of candidates for positions on the FSU Executive Committee. Positions up for election this cycle include: Vice President, Tenured Faculty, Pre-Tenure Faculty, and Non-Tenure Track Faculty.

The attached document includes the candidates for each position along with their 150-word statements.

FSU Candidates Forum is Wednesday, March 3, 3:00PM – 4:00PM via Zoom


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