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

2008_04_20.html

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

2006_10_17.alan.html

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

2006_10_02.alan.html

Members of the Faculty Bargaining Unit, I am writing to share with you some of the background on the remarkable announcement of last week: That the cleaners and janitors at FIU are being brought back as state employees, represented by a union, with significantly higher wages and benefits. As you probably recall, the reputation of the University of Miami took an ugly hit last spring when the administration and Board of Trustees at UM resisted… Continue reading

2006_02_01.vote.html

Vote on your 2005-2008 Collective Bargaining Agreement United Faculty of Florida Florida International University RATIFICATION BULLETIN BOT-UFF Collective Bargaining Agreement 2005-2008 Vote on your 2005-2008 Collective Bargaining Agreement: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 (Biscayne Bay Campus) or Wednesday, February 15, 2006 (University Park and Engineering Center) The United Faculty of Florida at FIU negotiators and the FIU Board of Trustees (BOT) negotiators reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on December 30, 2005.… Continue reading

2006_01_09.memo.html

TO: FIU Community FROM: Ronald M. Berkman, Acting Provost Alan Gummerson, UFF-FIU Chapter President RE: New Collective Bargaining Agreement DATE: January 9, 2005 We are very pleased to announce that UFF and FIU have concluded a new collective bargaining agreement. This agreement provides the foundation necessary to support our academic community and our mission of providing quality teaching, research, and public service. Many colleagues have committed countless hours and energy to make this agreement possible.… Continue reading

2005_12_16.html

Members of the Faculty Collective Bargaining Unit, To begin, let me report on two actions the UFF has taken that we hope will make the holidays brighter for at least some members of the bargaining unit. First, we have urged the administration to raise the salaries of faculty and librarians who were granted promotions in the spring, effective retroactively to the beginning of this academic year. The now expired state-wide bargaining agreement mandates 9% raises… Continue reading