Virtual Conference on Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

Registration has re-opened for the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions’ 47th annual conference on October 19-20, 2020. This will be an all-virtual conference with the theme of Inequality, Collective Bargaining, and Higher Education.  The panel topics and speakers are listed below.  Prior registrations will be fully honored.  If you have not yet registered, you can register for the conference here. Keynote Speaker: Steven Greenhouse, former New York Times labor and workplace correspondent, and… Continue reading

MOU Ratification Notice (UPDATE with results)

  9/3/20 UPDATE: Faculty have voted to ratify the MOU with an official tally of 286 YES to 1 NO UFF-FIU is holding an online ratification vote on the MOU from Tuesday, September 1st to Thursday, September 3rd. When voting opens, detailed instructions and an access link will be sent to faculty’s FIU email via Election Buddy, a secure third-party election service. All in-unit faculty, regardless of UFF-FIU membership, are eligible to vote YES or NO to ratify the MOU.… 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 membership@uff-fiu.org! Additionally, nominations for union leadership positions have closed as of… 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 https://fiu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bx891kAfH3s6b9r… Continue reading

New Officers – 2019

New Executive Committee March 5, 2019 At the March 5 chapter meeting, we elected new officers. The term for the new officers and executive committee begins on April 1, 2019. We welcome the following folks to the executive committee as representatives of UFF. New Officers Dan Saunders President Kelley Rowan Vice President, MMC Eric Dwyer Treasurer Tania Santiago-Pérez Secretary New Senators We welcome the following people newly elected to the committee. Jacob Berglin Heather Blatt… Continue reading

Holiday Party

Holiday Party We’d like to remind everyone about the holiday part on Friday. It’s at the Faculty Club in the Graham Center. There’s no cost. Everyone is invited: union members, non-members, administration, staff, friends. There will be a pasta station, open bar, and piano music from Nuria Camino. Please feel invited!!! Day: Friday, November 30 Location: Graham Center Faculty Club Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Continue reading