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

MOU Ratification Meetings

As shared on July 6th, we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the administration concerning the impact of COVID-19 on Fall faculty work. Both parties will move forward with scheduling ratification votes. Prior to the ratification, all in-unit faculty are invited to attend our virtual ratification meetings, on Wednesday, August 5th from 11am-1pm and Wednesday, August 12th from 1pm-3pm via Zoom. Details have been sent to faculty’s FIU emails, but contact us ASAP if you did… Continue reading

Statement in Support of Lawsuit to Protect K-12 Teachers, Students, and Communities

Yesterday, the Florida Education Association (FEA) along with Florida educators and parents sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, State Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran, the Florida Department of Education, The Florida State Board of Education, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to halt the reopening of public K-12 schools amidst a surge in COVID cases in the state. UFF-FIU has been working diligently since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic to ensure that no FIU faculty… Continue reading

Statement from Leg Affairs Chair on Budget Vetoes

UFF-FIU Legislative Affairs Chair Jim Burns: On June 29th, Governor DeSantis signed the state budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. An announcement on the Governor’s Website noted that despite the challenges confronting Florida due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the budget “ensures the state’s priorities are protected and funded.” An examination of the $1 billion in spending vetoed by Governor DeSantis, however, demonstrates whose interests he does not consider a priority. The veto list heavily targets K-12… Continue reading

Updates from June FIU-BOT Meeting

Important happenings from today’s FIU-BoT meeting: 1) The BoT voted to ratify the CBA amendments faculty ratified in spring. This means we officially have an updated contract! 2) The BoT also approved the Guidelines for Reopening plan put forth by the administration. The plan will now be presented to the BOG at the June 23rd meeting. The UFF-FIU bargaining team continues to bargain over the impacts of COVID-19 and reopening to faculty work. Our next… Continue reading

CBA Ratification Meeting & Voting

Prior to the ratification, all in-unit faculty are invited to attend a virtual ratification meeting on Thursday, April 23rd from 11am-1pm via Zoom(link and password sent to faculty emails). At this meeting, representatives from the UFF-FIU Bargaining Team will be available to answer any questions about the bargaining process and the tentative agreement. Furthermore, under the remote-work order, UFF-FIU will proceed with an online ratification vote to be held the following week from Wednesday, April 29th to Friday, May… 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

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