Bargaining Progress

The UFF-FIU and administration bargaining teams have reached tentative agreements on two items: Article 10 – Grievances and the Policy for Neutral, Internal, Resolution, of Disputes (NIRD). Article 10 – Grievances Neutral, Internal, Resolution, of Disputes (NIRD) Continue reading

Bargaining Update – October 10, 2023

Your UFF-FIU Bargaining Team, along with members of the faculty senate and administration, has been hard at work in a working group focused on developing procedures and policies to implement FIU Regulation 250 (faculty post-tenure review). The bargaining team will be hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 11th from 2-3pm to provide faculty with an update on where things currently stand, as well as listen to faculty concerns. Check your FIU email for the… Continue reading

Executive Summary: 2023-24 Reopeners

UFF-FIU and the FIU administration have concluded bargaining on reopeners for the 2023-2024 contract year. Negotiations began in the spring and concluded on August 26th, 2023. On Wednesday, Sept 6 and Thursday, Sept 7, the union will host a vote to ratify the following changes to the contract for years 2021-2024. 1. A Change to Appendix A: Position Classification in the Bargaining Unit (website link) Summary: The change brings some centre directors (administrative code C4)… 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

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

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

End-of-semester Newsletter from the President

Dear Colleagues, I am afraid this email may be a little lengthy, as it has been a while, and a million things have changed, and it’s the end of the semester and more things are changing, and I’m not exactly sure how many actual functioning brain cells are left in my head. I do want to say Congratulations on making it through day 389 of March 2020! It has been a long semester, a long year, and I know… Continue reading

Highlights from the Spring Chapter Meeting

Thank you for everyone who attended our Spring Chapter Meeting via Zoom and made their voice heard as members of the union! If you could not attend, you can find the meeting minutes here. Highlights: Legislative Affairs (Chair, Jim Burns) The 2021 Florida Legislative Session is well underway and anti-union bills are moving through committees and to the floor at a fast pace. We need all of the membership active in contacting their state Senators and… Continue reading

UFF-FIU Survey Results

Full Report (PDF) Executive Summary Florida International University Chapter of the United Faculty of Florida (UFF-FIU) aims to bring faculty and professional employees of the University into a relationship of mutual assistance and cooperation in order to obtain for them the rights and privileges to which they are entitled. UFF-FIU promotes the democratization of the University so it will better serve the people of the State of Florida. UFF-FIU strives to achieve and safeguard academic… Continue reading

UFF-FIU Faculty Survey

On December 2nd you will receive an invitation to complete the UFF-FIU Faculty Survey. This survey will come from Ethan Kolek, union data consultant and UFF-FIU member in Educational Policy Studies, via Qualtrics. The survey will help us have a better understanding of your experiences at FIU and your priorities as we continue to negotiate a new contract. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete and is optimized to be completed on a desktop… Continue reading