Steven Greenhouse Talk at FIU

Award-winning New York Times writer and labor journalist Steven Greenhouse is visiting FIU to discuss his new book, “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor”: Despite the strong economy, things remain very tough for many American workers, especially young workers — wages have been largely stagnant for years, and the U.S. is the only industrial nation that doesn’t guarantee all workers basic protections like paid parental leave and paid vacation.… Continue reading

Spring 2020 Chapter Meeting & Elections

Elections for the following positions will be held at the March 24th UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting from 10am-noon in WC 130 Wertheim Conservatory (MMC) with video connection to MSB 105 Marine Science Building (BBC). Full descriptions of positions can be found below as well as referenced in Article VI of the UFF-FIU By-Laws. Terms for all positions are for one year effective on the first day of the Summer academic term in the year 2020 (May… Continue reading

2020 Tenure & Promotion Workshops

All FIU faculty are invited to join this year’s Tenure & Promotion Workshops on Wednesday, February 5th! The NTT promotion workshop will be held in the morning from 10am-noon, and the tenure workshop will be held in the afternoon from 1-4pm. All attendees are also invited for lunch at noon. Please RSVP by Feb 3rd at https://fiu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bx891kAfH3s6b9r… Continue reading

Proposed UFF-FIU Bylaw Revisions

The following UFF-FIU Bylaw revisions are to be voted upon by all UFF-FIU members present and voting at the Fall 2019 UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting on Thursday, October 24th from 10am-12pm in Wertheim Conservatory 130 (MMC) and Marine Science Building 105 (BBC). A two-thirds majority vote is needed to pass the Bylaw revisions. Please note that a strike-through represents deleted language.   BY-LAWS OF THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CHAPTER UNITED FACULTY OF FLORIDA (AS AMENDED 3/5/2019… Continue reading

Ratification results

On Wednesday, September 4th and Thursday, September 5th, 2019 FIU faculty successfully voted to ratify the salary agreement reached between the UFF-FIU and FIU administration bargaining teams. The official result of the ratification vote was 138 “Yes” votes to 5 “No” votes. The University Board of Trustees (BOT) was set to vote on the agreement during their September 5th meeting. However, this meeting was cancelled earlier in the week due to the impacts of Hurricane… Continue reading

2019-20 & 2020-21 Salary Agreement

In a process that began on February 5, FIU’s administration and the UFF-FIU bargaining team agreed last Thursday (August 15th) to a new salary schedule. In summary, the salary raise schedule to be voted upon is as follows: 2019-2020 For faulty employed prior to January 7, 2019 and were continuously employed through August 13, 1% raise to your base salary; the minimum base salary raise shall be $750. 1% one-time bonus; the minimum bonus shall… Continue reading