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The Point: Arif Sayed Faisal

2/6/2023

Content Warning: Police violence, mental illness, institutional silence

Greetings, Colleagues

This is the most painful issue of The Point I have been called on to write. 

The Point: Catch a Wave!

1/30/2023

Subject: The Labor Movement and the Education Sector

Action: Support Education Workers However You Can (Donate to strike funds, join pickets, sign solidarity statements)

Greetings, Colleagues:

FSU Nuts and Bolts: Spring activities

1/23/2023

Dear Members, 

Happy New Year and welcome to Spring semester.  Ironically, I write this with snow falling. 

This semester’s first issue of Nuts & Bolts is a preview of upcoming activities.  

Executive Committee Meetings 

Your union is governed by a thirteen-member executive committee comprised of a President, Vice President, four (4) tenured faculty, two (2) pre-tenured faculty, one (1) librarian and four (4) non-tenured track faculty.     

The Point: “Activity-Based Budgeting”: UMB’s Pending Shell Game

12/5/2022

Subject: The proposed new approach to budgets on campus

Action: Educate yourself, ask hard questions of upper administration, resist marketplace logic however you can!

The Communications Committee is delighted to step aside this week to make room for this important contribution from our former FSU President, Steve Striffler.  Here, as you will see, Steve helps us understand why the much-touted “Activity Based Budgeting” is a dangerous proposition that runs counter to the central mission of the university.

FSU Nuts & Bolts: Salary Increases

11/21/2022

Dear Member, 

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