End-of-semester Newsletter from the President

Dear Colleagues, I am afraid this email may be a little lengthy, as it has been a while, and a million things have changed, and it’s the end of the semester and more things are changing, and I’m not exactly sure how many actual functioning brain cells are left in my head. I do want to say Congratulations on making it through day 389 of March 2020! It has been a long semester, a long year, and I know… Continue reading

Highlights from the Spring Chapter Meeting

Thank you for everyone who attended our Spring Chapter Meeting via Zoom and made their voice heard as members of the union! If you could not attend, you can find the meeting minutes here. Highlights: Legislative Affairs (Chair, Jim Burns) The 2021 Florida Legislative Session is well underway and anti-union bills are moving through committees and to the floor at a fast pace. We need all of the membership active in contacting their state Senators and… Continue reading

2021 Spring Chapter Meeting & Elections Ballot

The spring Chapter Meeting will be held on Friday, April 2nd from 11 am-1 pm via Zoom. All faculty will be emailed a Zoom link and password to join the meeting to their FIU email. If you are not currently receiving emails from UFF-FIU and you wish to attend, please check your spam folder and then contact webmaster@uff-fiu.org ASAP! Additionally, nominations for union leadership positions for 2021-22 have closed as of March 12th. Below you… Continue reading

Highlights from the Fall Chapter Meeting

Thank you for everyone who attended our Fall Chapter Meeting via Zoom and made their voice heard as members of the union! If you could not attend, you can find the meeting minutes here. Highlights: Final push to GOTV for the General Election. Remind your family, friends and students! The AFTVotes bus tour will be visiting Miami on Sunday, November 1st (see the flier here for details on the event) “Big book” bargaining is ongoing… Continue reading

Fall Chapter Meeting Agenda

The Fall 2020 Chapter Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, October 30th from 10 am – 12 pm via Zoom. In-unit faculty have received a Zoom link to their FIU emails. If you did not receive the email, or if you are not faculty but would like to attend the meeting, please contact us. A reminder that only UFF-FIU dues-paying members can vote at Chapter Meetings. If you would like to join UFF-FIU, you… Continue reading

Spring MOU Ratification notice (Update with results)

UFF-FIU is holding an online ratification vote on the Spring MOU from Monday, November 9th to Wednesday, November 11th. 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. If you have any questions regarding the MOU or bargaining process, please feel free to reach out… Continue reading

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