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Nuts & Bolts: Raises, Elections, Bargaining Survey, Social Security work and parents’ group

12/11/2023

Dear Members, 

July 1, 2023, Pay Raise

We are happy to say our December 22, 2023, paycheck will include your July 1, 2023, 4% raise plus the retroactive pay from July 1st.  To receive the July 1st, raise, you needed to have been on payroll on June 30, 2023.  The ranks for Lecturer and above are eligible for the pay raise.   

FSU Annual Elections, Spring 2024

The Elections Committee will be sending information including a timeline.  Watch for an email for the Elections Committee email.

The Point: Dark Money

12/7/2023

Today’s Point was written by Maurice T. Cunningham who retired in 2021 as an associate professor in the Department of Political Science.

When I finished my book Dark Money and the Politics of School Privatization in 2021, I figured I had a pretty good handle on the billionaire funded attacks on public education. But then I learned much more about their efforts and the importance of unions while helping to defend a UMass Boston colleague from a right-wing attack.

Nuts & Bolts: Raise update, International faculty, NTT promotions

12/4/2023

Dear Members, 

Close yet so far away……..

Thursday afternoon the Legislature’s conference committee came to an agreement on the supplemental budget, specifically on shelter funding.  The news reports seemed to indicate all was set and our raises are on the way.  That is incorrect.

FSU Anti Racism Grant Recipients

12/1/2023

Dear FSU Members, 

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023-2024 academic year anti-racism grants.

The Point: Navigating Complex Global Tragedies with Library Resources

11/30/2023

Today’s Point was written by FSU members and UMB librarians Jessica Holden (Reference Archivist) and Mary Moser (Engagement and Advancement Librarian)

Dear Colleagues,

As the global tragedies unfold around us, the deluge of information from all channels can feel overwhelming. Your colleagues in Healey Library want to remind you of the available resources that can help you make some sense of current events and the historical context that led us to this point.*

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