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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

 

FSU Anti-Racism Funds – funded proposals

3/17/2022

Dear FSU Members,

As you know, the FSU and university administration agreed in the last round of bargaining that $25,000 would be devoted to anti-racist initiatives in both year two and three of the contract.  Because bargaining did not conclude until the middle of year two of the contract, we were all under something of a time crunch to determine how this money was to be spent; for year two, it needs to happen this semester.

Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty at UMB and Beyond

3/15/2022

Dear FSU Members,

We thought the following Webinar is particularly relevant to UMB.  It looks like a significant opportunity – and is free!

FSU

Action 3/24 - Public College Should Not be a Debt Sentence!

3/14/2022

In past years, many UMB staff, faculty and students have enjoyed visiting the State House on the annual Spring Advocacy Day organized by PHENOM (Public Higher Ed Network of Massachusetts). PHENOM needs our help this year to move a critical piece of legislation reported out of committee by April 4th. S829/H1339, An Act to Guarantee Debt-Free Public Higher Education,” would guarantee every Massachusetts resident has a right to a public higher education free of tuition, fees, and student debt and covers all MA public higher ed institutions, including UMB.

FSU Election Results

3/11/2022

Dear FSU member,

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

Congratulations to your new FSU Executive Committee members:

President:                                                 Caroline Coscia

Tenured Representatives:                          Brian White

       Sana Haroon

Pre-Tenure Representative:                       Chris Barcelos

Pay raises and Construction Update

3/11/2022

Dear FSU Member, 

We are providing you with a couple of updates. 

Pay Raises:  Our pay raise funding was included in Governor Baker’s February 18th Supplemental Budget request. The request is before the state legislature for debate (not for our funding but executive branch initiatives). Hopefully the legislature will vote shortly, the governor will sign and then our Human Resources can begin the process of member payment. 

FSU Elections Update

3/10/2022

Dear FSU members, 

Voting in the FSU Elections will conclude at 9:00AM, Friday 3/11. If you would like to observe the counting of votes, we will be holding a Zoom session starting at 10:00 AM tomorrow:

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

This will be the first time the committee is opening the election ballots, so it may take the system some time to compile. 

The Point: Who Watches the Watchmen?

3/7/2022

Greetings, Colleagues:

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY, 3-4:30

3/4/2022

Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee will be TODAY Friday from 3- 4:30.

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

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

3/4/2022

Dear FSU Member,

Voting for the FSU elections will begin at 9am Friday (3/4) and will conclude 9am Friday (3/11). 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 President and your respective faculty or librarian rank, if applicable. Please note that Mary Oleskiewicz has removed herself from consideration for the tenured faculty nomination.

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