Chapter Meeting Agenda – Fall 2021

PDF Version with Links UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda October 22, 2021: 10:00am-12:00pm WEAR RED Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 845 7284 4877 Passcode: 379851 Approval of Minutes Approval of Agenda Legislative Affairs Update Treasurer’s Report Bargaining Report Membership Report Grievance Report President’s Report UFF-FIU Listens – Member’s voices Old Business New Business Good of the Chapter Adjournment   Continue reading

Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2021-2024

Fellow FIU faculty: Important Update: For the Self-supporting Summer Supplemental Assignments, it has been agreed that a scrivener error occurred in the language for the salary rate for the summer programs. The specification of the rate should have included the words “no less than”. The final wording of Article 13.2, item 3-b-i-i, should read: “These rates shall be set to no less than the fall/spring overload course equivalent for the individual program.” After more than… Continue reading

An Open Letter to the FIU Community Regarding the Covid-19 Response

Dear Colleagues, We are writing to communicate the understandable frustration of our faculty at Florida International University for the lack of a coherent response from the FIU administration regarding the rise of the Delta variant and hospitalizations across Miami-Dade County and throughout the state of Florida. Despite numerous overtures from UFF-FIU, the FIU administration has chosen  to not openly consult the faculty union about a safe return to campus for our entire community. Given the… Continue reading

UFF Statewide Day of Action – Protect Higher Ed!

Dear UFF Members, Florida politicians who don’t believe in science are putting politics before public safety. Instead of keeping our most vulnerable communities safe and healthy, Florida’s Governor is trying to prohibit mask mandates and threatening to defund schools implementing protective measures in the classroom. At UFF we believe that the power of collective action is what makes us strong, so on August 16th, we encourage you to express your power by joining with your… Continue reading

2020 CBA Amendments Ratification Vote

Under the remote-work order, UFF-FIU will proceed with an online ratification vote to be held the following week from Wednesday, April 29th to Friday, May 1st. Please review the summary of changes: Summary of 2020 Tentative BOT-UFF Agreement. The Bargaining Team is still discussing the best tool for voting to ensure the ratification process is easily accessible and secure. Please look for an email next week with more detailed voting instructions! Continue reading

Election Results

The spring Chapter Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 24th from 10am-12pm. Due to current campus restrictions, the UFF-FIU Executive Committee held a remote meeting via Zoom. All faculty were emailed a Zoom link and password to join the meeting. The nominations for union leadership positions closed onMarch 10th. Below was the ballot for all Chapter Officers, UFF Senators, and FEA Delegates for the next year. No positions were opposed. All candidates on the ballot… Continue reading

Scrivener Error Correction for 2018-21 Contract

The contract for 2018-21 had a scrivener error that has been corrected. Section of the phased retirement program has been corrected to read: vi. Re-employment Period. The period of re-employment obligation shall extend over five (5) consecutive academic years, beginning with the first day of classes of the Fall or Spring semester next following the effective date of retirement and the fulfillment of the six (6) month retirement validation period described in Paragraph 6(B)(iii),… Continue reading

Legislative Update #4

April 1, 2019 House and Senate Appropriations Bills Update Senate and House Appropriations Committees have passed out their respective budgets, inclusive of higher education budget proposals for 2019-20. Which is best? The Senate. Which is adequate? Neither. Please send your representative and senator the message that higher education budgets are not adequate. Tell representatives not to punish faculty for administrative misconduct. You might want to thank senators for a good starting point, but their funding… Continue reading