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Representing Faculty Members and Librarians at UMass Boston Since 1976.

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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

 

The Point: You Could Look It Up (Maybe)

4/26/2021

Greetings Colleagues,

Here is a simple riddle to get things started:

Q. What is a research university without a fully-functioning library?

A.  Not a fully-functioning research university.

REMINDER: Bargaining Invite – Monday, April 26 – 1-3pm

4/23/2021

Dear FSU Members,

As part of the FSU’s commitment to expanded bargaining (see the FSU policy here), we invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session this Monday, April 26 – 1-3pm

We will be discussing proposals around teaching loads, course sizes, a research intensive semester, and distance learning.

TODAY - FSU Budget Planning Meeting – 3pm

4/21/2021

Dear FSU member, 

The FSU Budget Planning Meeting will take place Today at 3pm (at the end of the regular Executive Committee Meeting which starts at 2PM).

We also want to remind members that the FSU Annual Meeting is Wednesday, April 28th from 2PM to 4PM. The agenda is below.

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information for both meetings).

FSU Annual Meeting Agenda:  

Welcome

Introductions

Past year activities  

Bargaining Invite – Monday, April 26 – 1-3pm

4/20/21

Dear FSU Members,

As part of the FSU’s commitment to expanded bargaining (see the FSU policy here), we invite you – as members of the FSU bargaining team – to our next bargaining session this Monday, April 26 – 1-3pm

We will be discussing proposals around teaching loads, course sizes, a research intensive semester, and distance learning.

REMINDER: FSU Budget Planning Meeting, Wednesday, April 21st, 3-3:30 and FSU Annual Meeting, Wednesday, April 28th, 2-4

4/16/2021

Dear FSU member, 

We want to remind members that the FSU Annual Meeting is Wednesday, April 28th from 2PM to 4PM. The agenda is below.

Bayside Teach-In, April 15, 2021: Video of Event

4/16/21

If you missed the Bayside Teach-In yesterday (4/15/21), you can see a video of the event here.

Listening Session with Administration – Fall campus re-opening

4/12/2021

Dear FSU Member,

We wanted to encourage faculty and librarians to attend the “listening session” being held by the Administration about the re-opening of campus in Fall – this is a chance to make your voices heard about health and safety issues, pedagogical issues, and even fiscal matters.  The session for faculty/librarians is this Wednesday, April 14th, from 12:00 to 1:30pm

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