Chapter Meeting Agenda – Fall 2021

PDF Version with Links UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda October 22, 2021: 10:00am-12:00pm WEAR RED Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84572844877?pwd=WktTRjVPMitneHN2NmlNbWN2WFF6QT09 Meeting ID: 845 7284 4877 Passcode: 379851 Approval of Minutes Approval of Agenda Legislative Affairs Update Treasurer’s Report Bargaining Report Membership Report Grievance Report President’s Report UFF-FIU Listens – Member’s voices Old Business New Business Good of the Chapter Adjournment   Continue reading

Proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2021-2024

Fellow FIU faculty: Important Update: For the Self-supporting Summer Supplemental Assignments, it has been agreed that a scrivener error occurred in the language for the salary rate for the summer programs. The specification of the rate should have included the words “no less than”. The final wording of Article 13.2, item 3-b-i-i, should read: “These rates shall be set to no less than the fall/spring overload course equivalent for the individual program.” After more than… Continue reading

An Open Letter to the FIU Community Regarding the Covid-19 Response

Dear Colleagues, We are writing to communicate the understandable frustration of our faculty at Florida International University for the lack of a coherent response from the FIU administration regarding the rise of the Delta variant and hospitalizations across Miami-Dade County and throughout the state of Florida. Despite numerous overtures from UFF-FIU, the FIU administration has chosen  to not openly consult the faculty union about a safe return to campus for our entire community. Given the… Continue reading

UFF Statewide Day of Action – Protect Higher Ed!

Dear UFF Members, Florida politicians who don’t believe in science are putting politics before public safety. Instead of keeping our most vulnerable communities safe and healthy, Florida’s Governor is trying to prohibit mask mandates and threatening to defund schools implementing protective measures in the classroom. At UFF we believe that the power of collective action is what makes us strong, so on August 16th, we encourage you to express your power by joining with your… Continue reading

Chapter Meeting Agenda

PDF Version with Links UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda April 2, 2021   I. Approval of Minutes from Fall 2020 meeting II. Approval of Agenda III. Legislative Affairs Update https://feaweb.org/news/take-action IV. Treasurer’s Report V. Bargaining Report VI. Grievance Report VII. President’s Report VIII. Chapter Elections IX. UFF-FIU Listens – Member’s voices X. Old Business XI. New Business XII. Good of the Chapter XIII. Adjournment Continue reading

Candidates for UFF Statewide President Townhalls

All UFF members should be receiving ballots by mail to vote on statewide UFF officers. Presidential candidates will be holding virtual townhalls via Zoom. Details, including contact information for the candidates, are below. J. Andrew Gothard, Ph.D. “Please use the following link to log in at the appropriate time, and I hope to see you all there. Together, we can make UFF stronger than ever!” Topic: UFF Presidential Election Town Hall Time: Mar 15, 2021… Continue reading

Legislative Alert: SB 78/HB 947 – Union Busting Bills

What is SB 78: Dues and Uniform Assessments? Currently, a faculty member who wants to join UFF submits a dues authorization form to UFF which is then sent to FIU HR for automatic processing. According to SB 78, once the employer (e.g. FIU HR) receives a signed dues authorization (i.e. membership form), the employer must “confirm with the employee, electronically or by other means, that he or she authorized the deduction of dues and uniform… Continue reading

UFF Statewide Elections: Call for Nominations

The statewide Chapter of United Faculty of Florida has opened nominations for officer and delegate positions to be elected in Spring 2021. You can view officer duties and responsibilities in the UFF Constitution & Bylaws. Nominated individual must be a dues-paying UFF member in good standing. Please email the UFF Elections Committee (UFF_Elections@FloridaEA.org) to nominate individuals for the following positions: UFF Statewide President UFF First Vice President FEA Governance Board Members (UFF has two slots)… Continue reading