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

Union Busting

  Union Busting Bill Today we saw the release of the first anti-union legislation to be filed for the 2017 legislative session (HB 11 Information) . This union busting bill comes as no surprise as we have seen efforts like this in Florida before – and numerous nationwide attempts to weaken unions. This is politically and ideologically motivated. If a senate companion is filed and the bills are passed by both chambers, HB 11 by… Continue reading

Ratification Vote

  UFF-FIU Contract Ratification Vote Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22 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

Student Support

  Student Food Pantry drive Bring food to the Chapter Meeting At the upcoming chapter meeting, we are holding a food drive. If you have a moment, please join us in bringing any of the following items, which the Student Food Pantry reports are running low, to the chapter meeting: Grains: Bread, Cereal, Rice, and Pasta rice and rice mixes canned pastas noodle mixes dry noodles and pastas macaroni and cheese mix cold cereals bran… Continue reading

CBA Ratification

Pre-Ratifaction Information Pre-Ratification Meeting In preparation for ratification of the proposed 2016-2017 ammendment to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the UFF-FIU invites bargaining unit members to an information meeting at the Spring Chapter Meeting: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Wertheim Conservatory, WC 130 (MMC) Marine Science Reading Room, MSB 105 (BBC via Polycom teleconferencing) Continue reading

Guns On Campus

  Filing of Guns on Campus Bill Senator Greg Steube of Sarasota filed the Guns on Campus legislation last year. He now replaces Miguel de la Portilla as Judiciary Committee Chair. DLP has kept the bill from going to the Senate floor for the last two years. However, the Committee make-up is in favor of halting the bill again, with four Democrats, and Miami-Dade Republicans Anitere Flores and Rene Garcia. Phone calls supporting no guns… Continue reading

CBA Rights – Administrative Leaves

  Administrative Leaves UFF-BOT POLICY LEAVES Purpose: To establish policy and procedures concerning employee leaves. Policy: 10. Administrative Leaves. (A) Jury Duty and Court Appearances (B) Military Leave 1. Short-term Military Training 2. National Guard State Service 3. Other Military Leave. (C) Leave Pending Investigation (D) Other Leaves Provided Not Affecting Accrued Leave Balances 1. Florida Disaster Volunteer Leave 2. Civil disorder or disaster leave 3. Athletic competition leave 4. Leave for re-examination or treatment… Continue reading

CBA Rights – Leaves

Types of Leave These are the types of leaves available to FIU faculty. Holidays Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Entitlements Parental Leave Leaves Due to Illness/Injury Annual Leave Administrative Leaves Bereavement Leave Leave Without Pay This week we explore Sick Leave. In future weeks we will explore other specific types of leaves. Continue reading