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

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

Action Against Decertification

  Take Action Against Decertification Bill The House Government Accountability Committee will hear HB 25 on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 10:30 am. This bill—sponsored by Representative Scott Plakon—, if passed, would add an additional requirement to an employee union’s annual renewal with the Public Employees Relations Commission. That requirement is that each certified bargaining unit of a registered employee organization (UFF) must provide the number of eligible employees for union membership and the number… Continue reading

Decertification Talking Points

  What Can You Do? Identify Talking Points This bill (H.B. 25) comes as no surprise as we have seen efforts like this before in Florida – and numerous nationwide attempts — to take away workers’ rights. This politically motivated legislation is a solution looking for a problem that doesn’t exist in Florida. We are a union of members who choose to participate – no one can be forced to join our union. Florida is… Continue reading

Make Some Calls

  What Can You Do? Identify Talking Points Read the talking points Make Some Calls Please call committee members at their district office or their Tallahassee office tomorrow or Tuesday morning and ask them to vote NO on HB 25. Calling is more effective than e-mails, but any contact is needed now. Member of Committee District Office Tallahassee Office E-mail Address Matt Caldwell (R) Chair (239) 694-0161 (850) 717-5079 Matt.caldwell@myfloridahouse.gov Jayer Williamson (R)Vice Chair (850)995-3698… Continue reading

Ratification Election Results

  Contract Ratification Vote The members of the bargaining unit, meaning all faculty for which the collective bargaining agreement covers, ratified the proposed ammendment to the CBA, regarding salary. YES VOTES 101 NO VOTES 6 The ratified salary changes are: Retention Increase of 1%, with a minimum of $750, retroactive to July 1, 2017. One-time Bonus of $250 to faculty earning less than $65,000.   Continue reading

CBA – Current

  Current Collective Bargaining Agreement Original Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2015-2018, with index Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2015-2018, with ammendments from 2016-17 Summary of ammendments for 2016-17 Knowing Your Contract and Understanding Common Issues The first e-mail blast of every month will present one topic from the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that affects every FIU faculty member. The creation of this series is the result of a suggestion at our UFF Spring Chapter meeting. It… Continue reading

Ratification Vote

  UFF-FIU Contract Ratification Vote Tuesday, October 31 and Wednesday, November 1 Venues at MMC, BBC, and the Engineering Center Modesto Maidique Campus Green Library, First Floor, By The Escalators Biscayne Bay Campus Glenn Hubert Library, First Floor Lobby, in Front of the Circulation Desk Engineering Campus College of Engineering Lobby The members of the bargaining unit, meaning all faculty for which the collective bargaining agreement covers, are invited to vote thumbs up or thumbs… Continue reading

Health Insurance

Health Insurance HB 7007 – University Employees Health Insurance – Filed by Health and Human Services Committee. Passed all committees, ready for floor vote. Provides for a tiered system of benefits HB 7007 is on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives tomorrow afternoon, March 22nd, for consideration. The normal process is adding amendments, if any, on second reading and final vote on the next day of session. In this case, that would probably be… Continue reading