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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


Information on FSU Elections. Nomination Form Available


Dear Members,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) Elections Committee is preparing for our Spring 2020 election.

The Nomination Forms are now available. We are attaching the forms (see below)   The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 14th at 5PM EST.

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2020 include:


Librarian representative

Pre-tenure (1 position)

Tenured (2 positions)

Non-Tenure track (2 positions)

Mt Ida update and medical sick leave rights


Dear Colleague,

I hope you will soon have a restful and well-deserved break.  Here’s an update on important matters.

Statement From FSU Member Ken Reardon to BOT- 12/18/19

Statement by Professor Kenneth M. Reardon

UMass Board of Trustees Meeting

December 18, 2019

Boston, MA

Good morning Chairman Manning, Board of Trustees Members, Colleagues, and honored guests.

My name is Ken Reardon and I am a Professor and Director of the MS in Urban Planning and Community Development Program in the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Remarks From FSU President Marlene Kim To BOT- 12/18/19

Good morning. I am Marlene Kim, president of the Faculty Staff Union at UMass Boston.

The UMass Boston community is troubled that the trustees and President Meehan have done nothing to address our concerns around the establishment of UMass Amherst’s academic center in Newton that is vying for many of the same students and instructors that UMass Boston is also trying to attract and retain.

NTT Promotion Application Deadline is Monday, January 27th


Dear Non Tenure Track Faculty Member,

For NTTs eligible to apply for promotion this academic year, the deadline to submit your promotion materials is the first day of the Spring 20 semester—Monday, January 27, 2020.

For more information on the NTT promotion application process see Article 21.12 of the contract as well as the primer on NTT contract rights on the FSU website.

Announcement of FSU Spring 20 Elections


Dear Colleagues,

The Faculty Staff Union (FSU) holds an election every Spring semester for positions on the FSU Executive Committee. 

The positions up for election or re-election in Spring 2020 include:


Librarian representative,

Pre-tenure (1 position),

Tenured (2 positions),

Non-Tenure track (2 positions). 

FSU survey on bargaining priorities- deadline extended until Wednesday


Dear Colleague,

Member input will determine the FSU’s bargaining priorities. The deadline to fill out the survey has been extended until Wednesday. Please fill out the survey as soon as possible (contact the FSU office for survey access info).

Thank you for your time! Your input will help us immensely.  Keep an eye out for more updates coming soon!


The FSU Core Bargaining Representatives:

Caroline Coscia, Senior Lecturer II, Political Science, FSU Vice President

Sign the Mt Ida petition


Dear Colleague,

Over a year ago, UMass Amherst purchased the Mount Ida Campus when UMass Boston was suffering from budget cuts.  UMass Amherst assured the community that it would not compete with UMass Boston programs or for Boston students; instead, it was going to use this Newton campus for experiential learning opportunities like jobs and internships. 

FSU Member Survey for Bargaining – tell us your priorities


Dear Colleague,

Our union contract is up and we will begin negotiations in Spring 2020.  Your Core Bargaining Representatives need your help.  We care about and need to know what issues matter to you.  What would you like to see addressed in the contract?  What are your most important priorities?


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