The UFF-FIU Bargaining Unit is the group governed by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. It’s generally around 1200 faculty, though the exact number fluctuates each year. Our Bargaining Unit is made up of a wide array of faculty, including teachers, researchers, librarians, and some administrative employees (associate and assistant chairs).
Chairpersons, deans, associate deans, assistant deans, directors, and all administrators above them, all employees of the school of law, all employees of the College of Medicine, chairman of the faculty senate serving on the board of trustees, managerial and confidential employees, and all other employees of The Board of Trustees of the Florida International University are excluded from the bargaining unit.
Leaving FIU doesn’t have to mean the end of your UFF membership. Many faculty members decide to join UFF as retired members in order to stay connected to the union that has worked so hard for their benefit. Retired membership involves a one-time $450 fee. Retired members can participate in the UFF Senate and continue to play a role in shaping UFF’s actions.