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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


RES Funds – New Agreement


Dear Members,

The FSU and Administration reached a Memorandum of Agreement on the allocation of RES Funds.  This agreement only applies to the current fiscal year. Our rationale for signing a separate MOA for the current fiscal year is simple: while the current fiscal year ends on June 30, 2021, bargaining for the current contract may not be finished by that point. Since RES Funds need to be expended in the fiscal year in which they are allocated, a separate agreement would have to be reached if members are going to have access to the funds this year.

Bargaining Wednesday – Join us


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 Wednesday – March 10th from 1pm to 3pm. 

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

The Point: International Women’s Day


Greetings, Colleagues:

FSU Elections - Voting Begins Friday, 9:00AM EST


Dear FSU Member,

Voting for the FSU elections will begin at 9am Friday (3/5) and conclude 9am Friday (3/12). Friday morning you will receive an email with an individualized link to your ballot. You will use this link to cast your ballot for both VP and your respective faculty rank, if applicable. 

FSU Elections Candidate Forum- Video Available


The FSU Candidate Forum was held yesterday. A recording of the forum can be seen here (Passcode: 5WRk?x36).

Thanks to all the candidates and FSU members who participated. Stay tuned for more information from the FSU Elections Committee on the voting process.

FSU Forum – Academic Freedom – March 24th


Are you worried about saying “the wrong thing” in the classroom? Concerned that your academic freedom may not be guaranteed when it comes to your research findings or social media presence? Why does there seem to be a sudden flurry of high-profile incidents of faculty being singled out and targeted for improper or incendiary speech, whether in the classroom, their research, or their Twitter remarks?

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


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