Remote Work Agreement

On March 25th faculty received an email from Human Resources indicating that faculty must complete the Telework agreement. UFF-FIU believed that agreement did not accurately or reasonably reflect terms and conditions suitable for faculty during this temporary period of remote work, and we immediately began working with the Provost’s Office to create a more suitable policy that meets statutory requirements. Moving forward, we do want you to sign the agreement (you can access it through the… Continue reading

Chapter Meeting Update & Elections Ballot

The spring Chapter Meeting will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, March 24th from 10am-12pm. Due to current campus restrictions, the UFF-FIU Executive Committee has decided to hold a remote meeting via Zoom. All faculty will be emailed a Zoom link and password to join the meeting. If you are not currently on the faculty emailing list and you wish to attend, please contact! Additionally, nominations for union leadership positions have closed as of… Continue reading

UFF-FIU FIU-BOT Memorandum of Understanding

Dear faculty, During this difficult and extraordinary period, when we are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 and acting to minimize its disruption to our students and our own work, it is important that faculty rights established in the Collective Bargaining Agreement are not overlooked. With this in mind, the UFF-FIU bargaining team and the FIU Administration bargaining team have agreed to the following Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to minimize the effects of decisions made such… Continue reading

Important Temporary Remote Work Message

NOTICE: The following message was crafted in response to the March 12th order from the Governor to move all instruction online. As of March 16th, FIU is further transitioning to remote work including the closing of libraries and other campus services. Please visit the FIU Coronavirus Reponse page for up-to-date information. UFF-FIU will continue to provide faculty with union updates as needed. Dear Faculty, Given the Governor’s decision to immediately transition to remote instruction until… Continue reading

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… 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