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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


FSU Nuts & Bolts: Your Healey Library, seeking feedback. A proposed MTA Dues Increase


Dear FSU member,   

This issue of Nuts & Bolts invites you to an April 6th FSU Forum to tell us about your thoughts on the Healey Library. We are also sharing information about an MTA dues increase.    


The Point: Finally, Some Actual Points


SubjectThe refusal of UMB administrators to bargain 

Action: Write to Executive Director of Labor Relations, Mickey Gallagher 

Greetings, Colleagues: 

FSU Executive Committee Meeting tomorrow Fri, 3/31 3:00-4:00

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee is meeting tomorrow Friday, March 31st, 3:00PM - 4:00PM.

The meeting will be only on Zoom.  (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

In tomorrow’s meeting, we will be focusing our discussion on FSU budget planning and the FSU Annual Meeting. 

We hope to see you then. 

Caroline Coscia                                 

FSU President                                   

Reminder: Archives Open House Tomorrow, 3/30


A reminder to please join us tomorrow at 1:30 for an Archives Open House on the fifth floor of the library, jointly hosted by the FSU and the Healey Library’s Archives (more information below). In commemoration and honor of civil rights leader Mel King, a selection of materials from his 1983 Boston mayoral campaign will be on display (contact for more information about his papers, which he recently donated to UMass Boston).

Spring 23 FSU Election Results


Dear FSU member,

Voting for the Vice President, Pre-Tenure Faculty, and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Representative elections closed this morning at 9AM, and the election results are in.  

Congratulations to your new FSU Executive Committee members:

Vice President:                                             Sana Haroon

Pre-Tenure Representative:                          Jared Poole

NTT Representatives:                                   Lynne Benson

FSU Nuts & Bolts: FSU Annual Meeting, Tuesday, April 25th 3:30 – 5PM


Dear FSU member,  

This issue of Nuts & Bolts is about our upcoming Tuesday, April 25th Annual Meeting from 3:30 - 5:00PM plus information on upcoming events.   

FSU Annual Meeting  

Update on Expanded Bargaining


Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from the FSU Core Bargaining Team. We are writing with an update on bargaining for the 2023-2026 successor contract.


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