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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

 

Friday Bargaining – please join us

10/28/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Bargaining started yesterday in the form of a 3-hour session – we started discussion on salaries, raises, NTT equity, and other important issues.  If you missed it, the good news is we have another 3 hours session on Friday!  Please do not feel like you have to attend the whole session – but do register and attend for as long as you can.  Registration link below. 

Oct 29 (3:30-6:30pm):   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

FSU needs Student Intern

10/27/2021

Please let your students know!

Faculty Staff Union Internship 

Internship Summary: We're seeking 1-2 students to collaborate with the FSU on building our social media presence and communication capabilities.  This internship will provide you with workplace experience related to developing the social media presence of an organization – in this case the Faculty Staff Union of UMass Boston.   

The Point: Narratives That Don’t Suck

10/25/2021

Greetings, Colleagues!

I’m thinking about narrative a whole lot this week.

I guess I always do, but this week in particular.

Bargaining Invite and Update

10/21/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The Point: Lemonade

10/18/2021

Greetings, Colleagues:

A funny thing happened on the way to this week’s Point.  I had planned to write about last week’s bargaining session, which was held last Tuesday afternoon.  But then I didn’t make it to the “table.”  I was there as usual, Zoom link fired up, ready to observe the proceedings as I have been doing for the past year as part our union’s expanded bargaining team. 

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 3:30-5

10/14/2021

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Thursday from 3:30-5 pm.

These meetings are open to all members.  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

The meetings tend to be a mix of routine, keep-the-trains-running, agenda items along with more substantive discussion about the larger issues facing faculty and librarians.   This week we will be talking about anti-racism initiatives, plans for an NTT workshop, bargaining, and other issues.

Today - 9:00am - FSU Media Workshop - improving our media game!

10/13/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Today at 9:00am the FSU will host a one-hour workshop with Scott McLennan from the MTA on how to improve the FSU's ability to get our message out to media outlets -- how do we frame the issues that are important to us, communicate them to media and broader public, etc.?   Come get some important skills and training! 

Please join us if you can:   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Steve

Bargaining on Tuesday - we need you

10/9/2021

Dear FSU Members, 

Please join us on Tuesday at 3:00 pm to support the union’s demand for open and transparent bargaining:   (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

The Administration is refusing to continue with expanded bargaining.  The expanded bargaining MOU signed in 2020 allows 30 of our members to join the core bargaining team in bargaining sessions (as audience members).  This system has functioned smoothly for the past year. 

Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights

10/8/2021

Dear NTT Colleague,

We know you are busy but we want to be sure you are aware of important language in the FSU contract regarding non-tenure track faculty (welcome to UMass for any new NTT faculty!). This language covers everything from just cause rights, to promotional eligibility, to paid sick leave, and more. We also want to let you know that once things get settled we will be holding an NTT FSU members Fall constituents meeting over zoom, and you are invited.  Stay tuned for date and details!

REMINDER: FSU General Assembly Meeting- TOMORROW (Thurs), 10/7, 3:30-5- Updates on Collective Bargaining, Etc.

10/6/21

Dear Members,

The FSU is holding a member meeting on Thursday, October 7th 3:30PM to 5:00PM on Zoom:  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

The meeting’s purpose is to provide you with updates on issues impacting our classroom and campus life.  

Proposed Agenda 

Update on collective bargaining 

Status of Expanded Bargaining 

MTA Grant allowing for campus air testing 

Health and Safety update 

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