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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 Survey/Vote Results and Vaccine Mandate

8/18/2021

Dear FSU Members,

A quick update on possible vaccine mandate and two recent FSU surveys.

Vaccine mandate:  The FSU has been in discussions with the Administration about a vaccine requirement for all faculty and librarians.  We expect the policy will be announced this week. 

Urgent Survey-Vote on FSU Statement on Fall Opening

8/26/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Please go to the following link/survey to approve (or not) the below statement, which was approved by the FSU Executive Committee, endorsed by the Department Chairs Union, and written by a group of faculty who attended the FSU Forum on August 10th.  This statement will be given to the Administration in order to promote a safer Fall campus opening.  Additional information on vaccine mandate, accommodations to teach remote, remote teaching survey results, etc…will follow soon.

NTT Faculty and AFRs

8/12/2021

Dear Non-Tenure Faculty, 

As you start to prepare for Fall semester, I want to remind you to include completing your Annual Faculty Review (AFR) to your semester to do list. 

AFRs are due no later than September 20th to your department chair.   To access the AFR system go to https://www.umb.edu/faculty_staff/afr.  

Why is it important to annually complete an AFR?    

FSU Survey – Fall Opening, Health/Safety, and Remote Teaching

8/10/2021

Dear FSU Members,

With the recent surge of the Delta variant, the FSU would like to know how faculty/librarians feel about the Fall reopening, particularly around the possibility of expanding the amount of remote classes being offered.

The survey takes less than 2 minutes.  Don’t wait!

 (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for survey link information).

Steve Striffler,

FSI President

Parking Bargaining and Information for Members

8/9/2021

Dear FSU members,

We write to update you on the status of parking bargaining and to provide you with some parking-related information that may be useful to you as the fall semester approaches.

Return to Campus Concerns – Forum and Update

8/4/2021

Dear FSU Members,

Fall Opening Forum:  Tuesday, August 10, 3:30-4:30 -- Please join us for a FSU Forum about issues of health/safety around the Fall semester opening.  The FSU has invited someone from UMB’s “Return to Campus Committee” to provide information and answer questions.  (contact FSU or Steve Striffler for Zoom information).

Parking Bargaining Update

7/29/2021

Dear CSU, DCU, FSU and PSU members,

You all received the email from Parking & Transportation last Tuesday afternoon, unilaterally announcing changes to our parking systems. We believe that these changes will create barriers to employees and students accessing parking, as well as raising safety and privacy concerns, as license plates are registered and scanned and information is stored by the university.

Parking Bargaining Update

7/23/2021

Dear CSU, DCU, FSU and PSU members,

Parking Bargaining is Back – FSU General Meeting, July 20th

7/13/2021

Dear FSU Member,

The UMB Administration has notified the campus unions that the Bayside Lot is anticipated to be closed around June 2022. This would eliminate all of the lower-cost parking available to students and employees.  To address this and other on-going concerns about the current parking fees, a coalition of campus unions (including the CSU, DCU, FSU and PSU) held an initial meeting with management on July 8th. 

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