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

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From the President January 2012 Dear United Faculty of Florida Members: Last week – Week Three of the 2012 Legislative Session – UFF-FIU Vice President Teresa Lucas and I spent two full days in Tallahassee advocating for Faculty, FIU, and Higher Education. On Tuesday we visited the offices of all the Senators in the Miami-Dade and Broward delegation as well as the Senators that attended the UFF/UF Miami Dade dinner that we hosted last December.… Continue reading

Ratification Bulletin 2010

UNITED FACULTY OF FLORIDA UFF FIU RATIFICATION BULLETIN   WE HAVE REACHED TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON RAISES, NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR ONLINE COURSES, AND IMPROVED TUITION BENEFITS. COME DISCUSS PROPOSED CHANGES TO YOUR UNION CONTRACT. THEN CAST YOUR VOTE IN THE RATIFICATION ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 1 and SEPTEMBER 2. After more than a year at the bargaining table, UFF FIU is pleased t0 announce that we have reached tentative agreement with the FIU administration on… Continue reading

Bargaining News

Where Things Stand The 2005 – 2008 BOT-UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement expired July 1, 2008. Faculty and librarians continue to be protected by its terms and conditions, which continue as status quo until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is ratified. UFF has been in contract negotiations with the FIU administration since April. We have made significant progress, but two important issues remain to be resolved. Promotions First, some very good news. We have tentatively agreed… Continue reading

2008_07_03.html

As you may recall our current contract expired on July 1st 2008. However, until a new contract is bargained and ratified, the terms of the expired contract will continue as status quo. All rights and benefits in place under the expired contract will continue. Since April, the UFF bargaining team has been engaged in negotiations with the FIU administration on the terms of a new contract. The parties have tentatively agreed to new language on… Continue reading

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The current BOT-UFF contract expires in July 2008. The FIU administration and UFF FIU bargaining team have met twice this month to begin bargaining the new contract and have scheduled a series of bargaining sessions in May and June. Both sides have committed to try to reach tentative agreement on a new three-year contract in time to submit it to the bargaining unit for ratification before the expiration of the current contract. The UFF FIU… Continue reading

2006_11_02.html

A Report from the UFF FIU Bargaining Team Where Things Stand November 2, 2006 When UFF FIU reached agreement with the FIU administration last December on our first local Collective Bargaining Agreement, we agreed to return to the table after ratification of the agreement to conclude bargaining on several policies that had not previously been included in our contract. Since ratification, bargaining teams from the UFF and the FIU administration have exchanged proposals on these… Continue reading

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Members of the Faculty Collective Bargaining Unit, On October 1, the state employees’ raise of 3% approved by the Florida Legislature last spring went into effect. The efforts of the statewide United Faculty of Florida to lobby for these increases and to mobilize our members to contact legislators last spring and win this raise are recounted in the UFF Update which I have already sent you: UFF Update. These raises should have begun to show… Continue reading