Proposed UFF-FIU Bylaw Revisions

The following UFF-FIU Bylaw revisions are to be voted upon by all UFF-FIU members present and voting at the Fall 2019 UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting on Thursday, October 24th from 10am-12pm in Wertheim Conservatory 130 (MMC) and Marine Science Building 105 (BBC). A two-thirds majority vote is needed to pass the Bylaw revisions. Please note that a strike-through represents deleted language.   BY-LAWS OF THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY CHAPTER UNITED FACULTY OF FLORIDA (AS AMENDED 3/5/2019… 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

Summary of Contract Changes for 2018-21

  Proposed Language Changes Proposed changes to the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement are listed below in color—either as additions or deletions. Page numbers are to the 2015-2018 CBA , and given new additions/deletions, they may change in the future. ARTICLE 11 SALARIES 2015-2018 CBA, p. 27 (a) 2015-2016 2018-2019 Salary Retention Increase. Effective on January 16, 2016 upon the faculty contract date for academic year 2018-2019, all eligible employees who were employed prior to July 1, 2015… Continue reading

CBA Changes – 2017

CHANGES TO 2015-2018 CBA AS PER FIU-UFF AGREEMENT FROM 2/22/17 Proposed changes to the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement are listed below in red color—either as additions (underlined) or deletions (strikethrough). Page numbers (in blue) ,referenced in parentheses, are to the current 2015-2018 CBA , and given new additions/deletions, they may change in the future. Article 3 UFF CHAPTER PRIVILEGES 3.4 (g) Released time shall be used for conducting UFF Chapter business at the University or… Continue reading


Collective Bargaining Update As we reported earlier, the UFF-FIU and the FIU Administration have concluded negotiations on a three-year contract (2015-2018). We will be scheduling information and ratification meetings in January. Here is a summary of the negotiations: Please note that the agreement on salaries applies only for the 2015-16 academic year. Salary is considered a “mandatory re-opener,” which means that unless explicitly agreed to otherwise, it must be negotiated every year. The proposed contract… Continue reading


FIU’S FIRST LOCAL COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH FACULTY AND LIBRARIANS __________________   HOW UFF’S PROPOSALS COMPARE WITH PRESIDENT MAIDIQUE’S PROPOSALS _____________________    Over the past year, UFF and the FIU administration have proposed very different visions of our first local collective bargaining agreement.   UFF believes a university runs best on principles of democracy and shared governance.   We have developed our contract proposals after extensive consultation with the members of our bargaining unit.  We have… Continue reading