Chapter Meeting Agenda 10/21/2022

UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda October 21, 2022 Virtual Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81766560364?pwd=NnRYR3k1c3RHaHJVRWx0L0NBQnNnZz09 1:00-3:00pm Approval of Minutes from Spring 2022 meeting Approval of Agenda Committee Reports: Treasurer’s Report: Marc Weinstein update on expenditures; questions or concerns Bargaining Report: Eric Scarffe Bargaining team; Bargaining committee; update on re-openers; bargaining schedule/attendance at bargaining Grievance Report: Eric Dwyer Membership Report: Katie Rainwater President’s Report: Martha Meyer Old Business New Business Good of the Chapter/Member Voices Adjournment Continue reading

Update from the UFF President – Fall 2022

Dear Colleagues, I wanted to take a minute to check in and fill you in on a few things. I do hope that your mid-semester is providing you with an opportunity to catch your breath before the second half of the semester. I also hope that you and yours are in good health and good spirits despite the multiple crises we continue to face. The UFF-FIU leadership is committed to maintaining safe working conditions for you. Please continue… Continue reading

Bargaining Sessions – 2023 Reopeners

The bargaining teams for UFF-FIU and the FIU Administration will hold bargaining sessions every other week during the Fall and Spring terms to discuss reopeners for 2023, the final year of our three-year contract. They will be held remotely via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided upon request to the bargaining team. The meetings are open for those who wish to view them, but only the bargaining teams will be recognized for discussion. The… Continue reading

Teach-In For Academic Freedom

UFF-FIU is excited to present a Teach-In on Academic Freedom on Tuesday, October 25. This event will be both a discussion of academic freedom and an exercise in academic freedom. View the flyer on the UFF-FIU website. Speakers will include experts able to place HB-7’s current assault on academic freedom in larger political, historical, legal, and activist perspectives, empowering us with the knowledge we need to defend our work as scholars and teachers. They include:… Continue reading

Voting Locations For 2022-23 Re-openers

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Faculty Union will host a vote for the ratification of the 2022-23 re-openers. Visit the Executive Summary Page for information about the re-openers. Join us for an informational Zoom meeting (Zoom Link), Monday, September 12, 1-2pm. Voting will be open on the following days and times. Wednesday, 9/14 from 10am-2pm Thursday, 9/15 from 10am-2pm These are the voting locations. MMC – at the bottom of the escalators on the first… Continue reading

Executive Summary of 2022-23 Reopeners

UFF-FIU and the FIU administration have concluded bargaining on reopeners for the 2022-2023 contract year. Negotiations began in the spring and concluded on August 31st, 2022. Join us for an informational Zoom meeting (Zoom Link), Monday, September 12, 1-2pm. Though numerous items were discussed at length in these months, three were ultimately closed: Article 11, Salaries Final agreement: 1.5% across-the-board increase to the base with $1500.00 minimum; one-time across-the-board inflation relief payment of $1500.00. Because… Continue reading

Freedom To Teach – Freedom To Learn

Freedom of speech and inquiry, as well as freedom from censorship and intimidation, are essential for the success of all educational environments. With its vague language and abstract prohibitions on what (or how) faculty can teach topics related to race and gender, HB 7 is designed to create a “chilling effect” by silencing discussion of topics that make people in power uncomfortable. The HB-7 Taskforce is hosting a series of meetings where we’ll offer a… Continue reading

Bargaining Sessions – Spring 2022

The bargaining teams for UFF-FIU and the FIU Administration will hold bargaining sessions every other week during the Spring 2022 term. They will be held remotely via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided upon request to the bargaining team. The meetings are open for those who wish to view them, but only the bargaining teams will be recognized for discussion. March 24, 2022 at 3:30 pm April 7, 2022 at 3:30 pm April 21,… Continue reading

Fall Chapter Meeting Minutes – 2021

UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda October 22, 2021: 10:00am-12:00pm WEAR RED Virtual Meeting  Approval of Minutes Motion to approve: Tom Breslin 2nd: Maria Reid Approval of Agenda Motion to approve: Lorna Veraldi 2nd: Maria Shpurik Legislative Affairs Update post-tenure review is on admin radar (mentioned by Provost); GA changes to post-tenure, no faculty oversight, attack on shared governance, further erosion of tenure; student success is included, beyond teaching, service and research, AAUP says GA tenure is… Continue reading

Spring Chapter Meeting Agenda – 2022

UFF-FIU Chapter Meeting Agenda March 9, 2022 Virtual Meeting Approval of Minutes from Fall 2021 meeting https://www.uff-fiu.net/wordpress/2022/03/09/fall-chapter-meeting-minutes-2021/ Approval of Agenda Committee Reports: Treasurer’s Report: Marc Weinstein update on expenditures; questions or concerns Bargaining Report: Charles Shields Bargaining team; Bargaining committee; update on re-openers; bargaining schedule/attendance at bargaining Legislative Affairs Update: Jim Burns Grievance Report: Eric Dwyer President’s Report: Martha Meyer Chapter Elections View Ballot Old Business New Business Good of the Chapter/Member Voices Adjournment Continue reading