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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.

Marlene Kim, President

fsu@umb.edu

 
 

Update on Budget Cuts and Information on NTT Fall 20 Appointments

5/13/2020

Dear Colleague,

Across the UMass System, because they are facing shortfalls in the 2019-20 budget (UMass Boston is not facing shut a shortfall), campuses are asking staff at Lowell, Amherst, Dartmouth, and UMass Medical to take furloughs (unpaid days of work; some have accepted these).  UMass Lowell laid off 60 out of 130 maintenance staff.  UMass Amherst and Lowell did not provide classes for fall 2020 to adjunct faculty whom they cannot re-hire. 

All union meeting tomorrow, letter to Meehan

5/11/2020

Dear Colleague,

We hope you are doing well. Below is the information for tomorrow’s town hall and information  on a union coalition letter we signed and sent to President Meehan.

► All-Union Meeting on the Budget Cuts: Tomorrow, Tuesday 5/12, 12-1pm.  We will be discussing what is happening on other campuses, at UMB, and will plan and organize for anticipated budget cuts.   See the attached flier. 

Bargaining Update – Roadblocks from Administration

5/11/2020

Members,

We write with an update on bargaining, which has recently encountered a number of roadblocks from the Administration.

First, Administration has refused to sign the tentative agreement we reached with them on impact bargaining for Spring 2020.  

Town Hall on Tuesday and help pass statewide and federal aid for higher education

5/7/2020

Dear Colleague,

 

I hope the end of the semester is going well for you. The FSU is organizing with the other unions on campus around the university’s planned budget cuts, working with the MTA to protect adjuncts and others at the state level, and (via the MTA) asking for more aid at the federal level to prevent budget cuts. Please join these efforts below:  

 

The Point: Canaries, Coal Mines, Common Good

5/4/2020

Hello Colleagues,

Just as the devastating virus is following different timelines on a state-by-state basis, so too are its collateral effects unfolding along varied chronologies. In the arena of higher education, this means that all of us who teach in the University of Massachusetts system might do well to study the evidence of what is currently happening in Michigan, Ohio, and other states where the devastating practices of  austerity are being deployed. 

UMB budget and other news from the FSU

5/1/2020

Dear Colleague,

We hope you are doing well and know that there is a lot going on.  We wanted to update you on the latest we have heard and know about. 

Information for the FSU Annual Meeting, TOMORROW, 9-11

4/29/2020

Dear FSU Member:

The FSU Annual meeting will occur tomorrow, (Thursday) April 30 from 9 to 11 am via zoom.  We will send out the zoom link and password at 8 am tomorrow morning.  Look for this in your email.  The subject will be ‘FSU meeting zoom link.’  Please join by computer video and audio so we can see who is present, and you can vote and indicate that you want to speak easily and quickly.  Participating on the phone will delay voting and inhibit your ability to speak. 

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