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Nuts & Bolts: Medical leave update, gender designations, back-to-back classes, anti-racism grant events, Cherish Act support, MTA annual meeting and a save the date


Dear Members,

This issue is longer than usual. It is so because we have lots of information to share.  

UPDATE: Medical Leave and Third-Party Vendor

Last week’s issue informed you we, along with other UMass unions are working together in coalition and will be taking some actions.  On Friday, March 22nd the FSU sent a formal letter to the Chancellor demanding to cease and desist implementation of the new vendor, FMLASource.

FSU Elections - Voting Begins Monday, March 25th, 9:00AM EST


Dear FSU Member,

Voting for the FSU elections will begin at 9am Monday (3/25) and will conclude 9am Monday (4/1). This Monday morning you will receive an email with an individualized link to your ballot. You will use this link to cast your ballot for both President and your respective faculty or librarian rank, if applicable (NTT members: please note that Katie Almeida Spencer is no longer on the ballot). 

FSU Executive Committee Meeting TODAY Tues, 3/19 3:30-5


Dear FSU Members,

The FSU Executive Committee meeting is meeting TODAY Tuesday, March 19th, 3:30-5PM.

The meeting today will be via Zoom   (contact FSU or Caroline Coscia for Zoom information).

FSU Nuts & Bolts: Update on medical leaves, FSU Annual Meeting new business call, anti-racism grant events, retirement, and the MTA Annual Meeting


Dear Members,

This issue’s first item is a benefit important to all union members. Please take time to read and watch for additional information coming this week.

UPDATE: Medical Leave and Third-Party Vendor

The Point: International Faculty at UMass Boston and the Costs of Immigration


Today’s Point was written by Sana Haroon, Professor of History and VP of the FSU


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