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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


Update on FSU Bargaining- Register For the May 1st Bargaining Session


Dear Member,

Here is the latest on the 24-27 FSU contract negotiations. Don’t forget to register to attend the May 1st bargaining session (see attached flyer for more information).

Where Are We Currently?

TODAY: FSU Annual Meeting, 3-5PM


Dear Members,

A reminder that the FSU Annual Meeting is today at 3PM. Please join to us hear what your union has been doing, the status of activities (bargaining, parking bargaining, and coalition work), and adopting a budget for the next year. 

(contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information and for all relevant documents, including the proposed FY25 FSU budget).


Caroline Coscia                                 

Nuts & Bolts: FSU Annual Meeting, RES funds, anti-racism events, and retirement forum recording


Dear Members,

Today is Earth Day!   The first earth day took place in 1970 and included activities across the country.  Why April 22nd?  Oddly, the date was selected because it was partway between spring break and final exams plus there is milder weather in April.

FSU Annual Meeting, April 23rd at 3pm

The Point: GEO Summer Woes


This week’s Point was written by GEO Organizing Committee Member Chidimma Ozor Commer, PhD, LMSW. School of Global Inclusion and Social Development (graduating in May!)

Dear FSU members,

As many of you know, we are in the throes of preparing for bargaining. In the meantime, another pressing issue we are currently dealing with is how UMB deals with summer employment for graduate student employees.  The current protocols have negatively impacted countless graduate student employees. 

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY Tues, 4/16 3:30-5


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee meeting is meeting TODAY Tuesday, April 16th, 3:30-5PM.

(contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

Event Reminders: today MTA candidates forum, April 18th Retirement: Understanding Social Security and Government Pensions


Dear Member,

We write to remind you of two events happening this week.

MTA Officer Candidates Forum, Tuesday April 16th 12PM -1PM

Prior to the election at this year's MTA Annual Meeting, April 26-27, the PSU and the other UMass Boston and Amherst MTA Locals have invited the candidates for MTA President and Vice-President to meet with our members via zoom. 

All three candidates—Max Page, Deb McCarthy, and Yahaira Rodriguez—have confirmed that they will attend.

The Point: Husky Truths


This week’s Point was written by Jeff Melnick, Professor of American Studies

Dear Colleagues,

FSU Annual Meeting, Tuesday, April 23rd 3– 5PM


Dear FSU member,  

We want to remind you that the FSU Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 23rd from 3PM to 5:00PM. The meeting will be held virtually: 

 (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

Surprise! Admin Shows Up, but Refuses to Bargain


Dear FSU Members,

We had a fantastic bargaining session yesterday. Over 20 of our members were present as part of our expanded bargaining team and we were pleasantly surprised to see that the Administration’s bargaining team showed up after they said they would not be coming because a few of our members had to be on Zoom.

Unfortunately, the administration is still refusing to bargain over the issues and is continuing to waste time insisting that no one can ever be on Zoom.


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