Scrivener Error Correction for 2018-21 Contract

The contract for 2018-21 had a scrivener error that has been corrected. Section 6.B.vi 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

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

Summary of Contract Changes for 2018-21

  Proposed Language Changes Proposed changes to the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement are listed below in color—either as additions or deletions. Page numbers are to the 2015-2018 CBA , and given new additions/deletions, they may change in the future. ARTICLE 11 SALARIES 2015-2018 CBA, p. 27 (a) 2015-2016 2018-2019 Salary Retention Increase. Effective on January 16, 2016 upon the faculty contract date for academic year 2018-2019, all eligible employees who were employed prior to July 1, 2015… Continue reading

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Grievance Policy AS OF NOVEMBER 4, 2008 THE UNION WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL GRIEVANCE REPRESENTATION TO NON-MEMBERS. Unlike many other unions, UFF has in the past offered grievance representation to all bargaining unit members, whether or not they have chosen to join the union and pay membership dues. To help offset the costs of grievance representation, in the past UFF has required non-members merely to share the costs of taking their grievances to arbitration.… Continue reading

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  Collective Bargaining Update As we reported earlier, the UFF-FIU and the FIU Administration have concluded negotiations on a three-year contract (2015-2018). We will be scheduling information and ratification meetings in January. Here is a summary of the negotiations: Rights, Benefits, Protections Strengthened Salaries 1% retention raise to the base effective January 16, 2016 for all employees employed before July 1, 2015. 1% of 2014-2015 base salary payroll for Merit raise to the base, to… Continue reading

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  Collective Bargaining Update We have one more scheduled bargaining session for the year (11/23), and both teams are hoping to conclude negotiations soon. The administration is considering union proposals on, among other things, external reviewer letters for promotion and tenure, domestic partnership benefits, overload pay, and summer compensation for tuition-generating activities. As I indicated in a previous weekly update, the union proposed a salary raise of 2% + COLA (thus, 3.3%), and the administration… Continue reading

CBA – Grievance Update 2008

Current Collective Bargaining Agreement Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2011-2014. Grievance Policy AS OF NOVEMBER 4, 2008 THE UNION WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL GRIEVANCE REPRESENTATION TO NON-MEMBERS. Unlike many other unions, UFF has in the past offered grievance representation to all bargaining unit members, whether or not they have chosen to join the union and pay membership dues. To help offset the costs of grievance representation, in the past UFF has required non-members merely to… Continue reading

Elections 2014 – Ballot

  Ballot for 2014 UFF-FIU Chapter Elections, 2014-2015   Senators – Please vote for 20 (omit 1 person)   Alan Gummerson   Senior Lecturer   Economics   Alayne Unterberger   Research Director /Instructor   Center for Labor Research & Studies   Amy Paul-Ward   Associate Professor   Nursing   April Merleaux   Assistant Professor   History   Bruce Nissan   Director of Research   Center for Labor Research & Studies   Florence Keane   Assistant… Continue reading

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Governor Rick Scott and a majority of Florida legislators are pushing dramatic reductions in the jobs and benefits of state university faculty while passing new tax breaks for corporations. Last year state university faculty were forced to pay 3% into their retirement. Apparently this was not enough–the Legislature is back for an additional 2% of your salary. Make no mistake, Governor Scott is looking for ways to eliminate union contracts and keep us from functioning.… Continue reading