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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


The Point: Fitness for Duty, Season 1


Greetings, Colleagues.

I am not going to claim that expanded bargaining is as compelling as whatever season of whatever television series you watched this quarantine, but you really have been missing something if you have not tuned in yet!  This past week’s episode brought some real drama, to be sure.  But as with any such series, it will take a little bit of setting up to explain why the “reveal” in this episode was so compelling. 

Yes, there will be spoilers. 

Next week (11/18)! Building Solidarity Across Faculty Ranks: NTT Equity and Inclusion


Dear Colleagues, 

Please join us on Wednesday, November 18th for an FSU Forum about Building Solidarity Across Faculty Ranks, with a focus on non-tenure track faculty equity and inclusion. Faculty of all ranks are welcome and there will be substantial time for open discussion and listening to your thoughts and concerns.  

The forum will be held from 3:30-5 PM on Wednesday, November 18th  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

EASY ACTION -- MTA – Defend Higher Ed


Dear FSU Members,

As you know, the Governor’s proposed budget includes level funding for public colleges and universities through June 30, 2021.  Despite this, public education executives are continuing to make draconian cuts throughout the state.  Salem State is trying to impose a 3-week furlough on faculty and librarians. 

Click on the link below to ask your legislators to bring back laid off and furloughed workers.  It’s super easy.

Bargaining Invite for Friday


Dear FSU Members,

The Point: Battle Cries


We will welcome to our numbers the loyal, true and brave,

Shouting the battle cry of freedom!—George Frederick Root’

Greetings, Colleagues:

TODAY: Racial Justice and Bargaining – an FSU Forum


Dear FSU Members,   

[Today Nov 6th from 4:30 to 6:00pm (contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info).

Bargaining Update and Invitation


Dear FSU Members,

Friday - Racial Justice and Bargaining – an FSU Forum


Dear FSU Members,   

Reminder about the FSU Forum this Friday - Nov 6th from 4:30 to 6:00pm (contact the FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom info)

Update on Status of NTT’s Who Received Non-Reappointment Notices for Fall 20


Dear FSU Members,

We wanted to provide you with a brief update on the status of about 250 of our NTT colleagues who received non-reappointment notices at the end of the Spring 20 semester (see here for more):


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