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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


Tom Goodkind Resolution


Dear Colleague,

The FSU Executive Committee at its February 25, 2020 meeting voted to honor Tom Goodkind, Professional Staff Union (PSU) leader and labor activist with a resolution on his retirement from UMass Boston.

Faculty Staff Union


In Recognition of Extraordinary Service and Leadership, the Faculty Staff Union Presents this Resolution in Honor of Thomas Goodkind

FSU Election - Voting Instructions


Dear FSU members, 

Voting begins at 9AM EST Friday March 6th and runs to 9AM EDT Friday, March 13th.  

FSU Candidate Forum Tomorrow (Wednesday)


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Elections Committee invites you to attend the upcoming Candidate Forum TOMORROW.

When:  Wednesday, March 4th

Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM

Location: M-1-209

Forum Format

Lobby Day is this Monday and other information


Dear FSU Member,

Higher Ed Advocacy Day, this Monday, March 2 at the State House. 

FSU Candidate Forum is March 4th!


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Elections Committee invites you to attend the upcoming Candidate Forum.

When:  Wednesday, March 4th

Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM

Location: M-1-209

Forum Format

Higher Ed Advocacy Day at the State House, March 2nd


Dear FSU Member,

Public Higher Ed Advocacy Day 2020 is next Monday, March 2nd at the State House.

Join fellow UMB unions and other UMass system unions to tell our state legislators how the underfunding of public higher education has affected you and your students.  Tell them why the passage of the Cherish Act  (  is so important.

FSU Elections - Candidate List


Dear FSU Member,

The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 slate of candidates for positions on the FSU Executive Committee.  Elected positions include: President, Tenured, Pre-Tenure, Non-Tenure Track, and Librarian representatives

The attached contains the candidates for each position along with their 150 word statement.

FSU Candidates Forum is Wednesday, March 4th, 3:00PM – 4:00PM in McCormack, first floor, room 209.

REMINDER: FSU Member Meeting on Bargaining – Please join us tomorrow Feb 19


Dear FSU Member,

The FSU Core Bargaining Team and the FSU Bargaining Support Committee invite you to an informational session related to collective bargaining for our 2020-2023 contract.

Meet your Bargaining Team

Find out what’s happening in bargaining

Learn about expanded bargaining which is new to UMB

Learn about the results of the bargaining survey (see attached)

Provide us with your input

Important Information on Non Tenure Track Faculty Contract Rights


Dear NTT Colleague,

Welcome back (and a welcome to UMass for any new NTT faculty)! We know you are busy with the start of the semester but we want to be sure you are aware of important language in the FSU contract regarding non-tenure track faculty. This language covers everything from just cause rights, to promotional eligibility, to paid sick leave, and more.


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